DiMarzio releases five new Pickguards

March 26, 2010

DiMarzio unveils five new pre-wired Strat replacement pickguards. Simply remove your Fender or Squier standard 11-hole pickguard, drop in the new DiMarzio assembly, reconnect your output jack and you’re done.
Area setup: This is a hum canceling, vintage-style setup that will take you from Nashville to Texas, with an Area 58 in the neck, Area 67 in the middle and an Area 61 in the bridge. The pickups respond like great vintage single-coils: played hard, they sound louder and tougher than you'd expect from ordinary pickups, but they clean up immediately by picking softer or rolling down the volume control. These pickups deliver the sparkle and edge missing from other hum canceling pickups.
Vintage setup: Loaded with True Velvet bridge, middle and neck pickups, it sounds clean, bright and especially sweet above the 12th fret. We do this by tuning the coil to a frequency range that is bright but not thin and by using a new magnet stagger specifically designed to enhance string balance, producing great clarity even with full chords. The middle pickup has reverse polarity for hum canceling in the 2 and 4 positions on the selector switch. The bridge pickup is just a touch warmer and louder, so the transition between pickup positions is smooth and balanced. In true vintage style, the True Velvet pickups have hand-ground magnets and vintage cloth-covered wire.
High Power setup: This pickguard comes with a ProTrack in the neck position, a Fast Track 1 in the middle and a Fast Track 2 in the bridge for tons of power and punch, Need we say more? 
HS (formerly YJM) setup: This is the most popular hum-cancelling set for classical metal players. The pickguard has an HS-4 (formerly YJM) in the neck and middle positions and an HS-3 in the bridge position.
Billy Corgan setup: As a result of working with Billy Corgan on his custom Strat, we modified the Air Norton S (neck) and the Tone Zone S (bridge). Billy asked for a deeper sound from the low strings without losing punch and a cleaner sound with high-gain amps. We lowered the frequency response of one coil in each pickup to boost the bass while opening up the mids. The end result is the new BC-1 and BC- 2 which come pre-wired along with a Chopper in the middle on this Billy Corgan pickguard.
DiMarzio continues to produce innovative designs for demanding players. For complete product descriptions, videos and technical information visit  www.dimarzio.com.

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