DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2
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DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2

DP182 Fast Track 2, Pastilla de Guitarra from DiMarzio belonging to the DP182 Fast Track 2 model.

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Hatsubai 24/03/2011

DiMarzio DP182 Fast Track 2 : la opinión de Hatsubai (content in English)

"Similar to a Super Distortion"
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Despite its name, the Fast Track 2 wasn’t really a variation on the Cruiser in terms of sound. This is a much more powerful pickup and is almost on the exact opposite of the tonal spectrum compared to the Cruiser. It features dual blade rails like many other DiMarzio single coil humbuckers, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet.

The Fast Track 2 is for people who want a pickup that has a somewhat Super Distortion vibe going on. It’s very hot, has tons of bass, tons of mids and a pushed back treble. This is pretty much strictly a bridge pickup given its high output. The split coil tones sound great, and it’s not too bad in parallel, either.

Originally, I’d say that if you were a fan of the Super Distortion, this would be your pickup. However, DiMarzio now has the Super Distortion S on the market. Because of that, this model kinda lost its place in DiMarzio’s line up. Both the Fast Track 2 and Super Distortion S sounds pretty similar. The main difference between the two, besides overall output, is that the Fast Track 2 sounds a bit more like the original oldchool PAFs in terms of getting that “vowely” sound. This pickup works best with 500k pots, so be sure you’re running a setup so that this can see 500k in some way. 250k pots make this sound too dark.

If you’re looking for a high output, fat and heavy midrange single coil sized humbucker, this pickup, along with the Super Distortion S, are worth checking out. The best guitars for this would be guitars made out of alder, maple, walnut and other woods with more pronounced treble. It tends to sound a bit “too much” when in mahogany, but all pieces of wood are different.