The Tone Zone S brings the famous performance of The Tone Zone to a humbucking Strat replacement pickup. DiMarzio built in the tremendous mid-range and bass response of the original Tone Zone, and the same patented dual-resonance design produces great harmonics. They also took into account the likelihood of installing The Tone Zone S in the classic slanted Strat bridge position, warming up the higher frequencies and brightening the low notes a little. It has 4-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes, and makes a great bridge position combination with the Pro Track, The Chopper, and Fast Track 1.
Recommended For Bridge position, solid body guitars. Neck position when a very warm jazz guitar sound is required.
If you compare the specs of the full-size Tone Zone with those of The Tone Zone S, you will notice they don't match. That's because the trick in building a single-coil size pickup to sound like its big brother is to go for the sound rather than the numbers. DiMarzio also took into account the likelihood that The Tone Zone S will be installed in the classic slanted Strat bridge position, so they warmed up the higher frequencies and brightened the low notes a little to compensate.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 300
- DC Resistance: 12.39 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2003
- Patent: 4501185