DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2
It’s not any bigger than a single-coil pickup, but the sound of the DP182 Fast Track 2 puts it right in the wide open, “everything-on-11” school. It’s got three times the output of an average single-coil, with a huge mid-range and bass punch and a strong resemblance to the Super 3. This is our hottest single-coil sized bridge pickup — particularly useful when you need a tightly focused jolt of power to crank your amplifier into rich overdrive. Combining it with a Pro Track, Air Norton S, BC-1 or The Chopper in the neck position and The Cruiser® or Fast Track 1™ in the middle makes a guitar with an outstanding, heavy sound.
To get some sense of the Fast Track 2, it’s best to think of it as a Strat-sized version of the Super 3, the pickup it most closely resembles. Using a 500K volume control will open up the top end, and we recommend this value. The best neck pickup choices with the Fast Track 2 would be relatively hot models like the The Chopper, Pro Track. Air Norton S and BC-1. We recommend brighter models like the Cruiser™ or Fast Track 1 in the middle. You can also mix it with Stratier pickups like the Area and Virtual Vintage® lines, if you’re prepared for the jump in power of the bridge position.