DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1
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Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Hatsubai03/24/2011

Hatsubai's review"Tight and bright"

DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1
The DiMarzio Fast Track 1 was the first revision of the Cruiser to come along. The Cruiser was always known for having a powerful single coil or P90 vibe but without the hum. This is more like a hotrodded version of that original Cruiser. It features blade rails like many other DIMarzio single coil humbuckers, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet.

When DiMarzio went to tweak the Cruiser, they came up with this pickup. It’s hotter, but it still maintains the character of the Cruiser is that it’s very clean and bright sounding. Compared to the Cruiser, it has a touch less treble and a touch more bass + mids, but the main difference is the output. The output is kicked up a good bit compared to the old Cruiser. Split sounds are fairly bright, and I haven’t tried it in parallel, so I can’t comment on that.

The pickup works well in any position, but I recommend watching out what woods you pair this thing with. Because of the abundance of treble, it can sound bright in woods such as maple, alder, walnut and the such. The ceramic magnet also adds a tighter sound, but they tend to sound a little less alive than the Alnico counterparts. If you run it in the bridge, try using a lower output neck pickup so you’re not overpowering the bridge. Despite its output increase, this is still a very medium output pickup.

If you found yourself wanting a more powerful Cruiser with a touch more bass and mids, this is worth checking out. Both of those pickups tend to have this kinda Humbucker From Hell vibe going on, but the treble isn’t nearly as extreme as the original pickup. Just be careful what woods you put this in. Mahogany and basswood will probably be best, but alder could work nicely if it’s a more neutral piece.
gomgomtou03/30/2010

gomgomtou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1
Hello,
I had this microwave for 2 months on my guitar, and finally I do not like it at all ...

On clean it sounds artificial chemical view, and distortion of body missing, it sounds too late with too much treble ... Maybe because of the fact that it is a micro ceramic. In addition it has no personality, and sound too rough, which quickly became mushy with the gain.

I love this micro Dimarzio but is pretty bad, especially since it is sorely lacking in dynamics. It was a sound rather flat.

I do not do it again this election, ever!
awks09/22/2006

awks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1
Used in the neck position on a MusicMan Silhouette Special, with Velvet, and a Virtual PAF bridge. Perfectly suited for solo to sound distortion in this position, as that sounds clear to the Pink Floyd ...
I have changed several times from my microphone Bridge, but this one in neck, no doubt, is the top.
I highly recommend in neck .. If c'tait again, I will make the same choice ...
kirk7703/29/2006

kirk77's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DiMarzio DP181 Fast Track 1
I use the FT1 for 3 weeks in an intermediate position in a tone zone config / FT / pro track. I appreciate the balance between the power of the microphones. It is perfect in an intermediate position, I play in a formation of melodic death and I asked him to clear his parties.
I have paid 77 euros thomann, at that price why deprive yourself?
I do it again this choice without pb.