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DiMarzio "HS-2™" Single Coil Sized Humbucker
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DP116BK-HS-2™The HS-2™ has history behind it. The HS™ series were the first humbucking Strat® replacement pickups we made in the early 1980s. Since then, the HS-2™ has become popular for two distinct qualities: in humbucking mode, it’s got a solid, natural sound that’s cleaner and brighter than a conventional humbucker, while single-coil mode creates one of the best vintage tones around.

Because of its patented design, single-coil mode is not as noisy as a standard single-coil pickup. Taken together with the dead-quiet humbucking mode, this is an excellent pickup to use with rack systems and high-gain amps..


Tech Talk

In the classic Strat® configuration, the HS-2™ works in all 3 positions. It can also be part of a mixed set with the HS-3™, and HS-4™ models. The HS-2™ also works in H-S-H combinations, recommended with PAF Pro®, FRED®, Air Classic™, and The Humbucker From Hell® in neck and bridge positions.

Tone Guide


Treble: 7.5
Mid: 5.5
Bass: 5.0

Specifications
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 90
DC Resistance: 14.97 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1980
Patent: 4442749

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 HS-2 review September 5, 2015
Reviewer: Christian Boddum from Aarhus, Europe Denmark  
This consistently is the best noiseless single-coil to me.
I have tried and keep trying other makes and models,
but always return to this pickup. I have a weakness for HSS Strats, and these will go in middle and neck.
I have also Strats with 3 x HS-2, and i tried hotter bridge pickups - HS-3/HS-4 but gained nothing I liked.
Compared to a true single-coil, it's never too glassy, it sounds more natural, but still has all the Character of a single-coil. Especially for Blues-tones is it good, for Country you might want a brighter/"cleaner"pickup.
The price is fine too!    Highly recommended :-)

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