Heya guys.

Almost finished my new Strat build, and am now just looking at possible pickup combinations.

I'm pretty set on a DiMarzio HS3 in the neck and bridge.

For the middle pickup, I'd like to try a DiMarzio Area '67.

I've never heard one in person. What kind of tone voicings can I expect in the 2 and 4 positions from that pickup combination?

Anybody done this?



They should work well together. You are going to have a lot less output in the 2, 3, and 4 positions but it's nice to have a low output pickup for cleans. The 67 is going to have more top and bottom than the HS3 which will help fill out your tone in 2 and 4 and that's not a bad thing either. I, for one, really like putting an open pickup in the middle and compressed pickups in the neck and bride, or vise versa, because of the great tone it gives in positions 2 and 4.