DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck
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DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck

All user reviews for the DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
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Hatsubai03/24/2011

Hatsubai's review"Single coil vibe without the noise"

DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck
The DiMarzio Cruiser Neck was invented for those who were looking for a single coil or P90 kinda vibe but with the benefits of a humbucker. This is like a more modern single coil for today’s world. It features blade rails like so many other DiMarzio pickups, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet.

The Cruiser Neck has a very strong single coil/P90 vibe going on. Most of those pickups have this “vowely” quality going on, and this does that in spades. However, unlike a normal single coil, this pickup is not overly bright. It does have some pronounced treble, but it’s not piercing like so many other single coils can get. The bass and midrange are just enough to where it would be perfect for the neck. If you’ve ever heard Andy Timmons’ tone, you’ve heard this pickup being used in action.

Split tones sound great, as do parallel tones. The noiseless benefits are a welcome addition. So many other single coils have so much noise that they’re almost unusable. The unwound strings have this really fat sound going on that helps make it sound bigger than a normal single coil, but the unwound strings still retain a nice sparkle that many famous single coils deliver.

This works in most any wood, but I tend to recommend it with woods like mahogany as they help beef out the low end and midrange. The treble in this is still fairly pronounced, so if you’re looking for a pickup that is super fat, you might want to try something else. This is also a very medium output pickup, so it tends to work best in the neck and/or middle position. It just lacks the oomph needed for most situations in the bridge, which I guess is why they added the word “neck” in the name.
Phil729209/28/2011

Phil7292's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Beautiful micro perfect for a Start"

DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck
Mounted on a small Yamaha Pacifica 112V in the neck position.
Output level suitable but somewhat lower than the original micro simple to middle position.
Sound: I find it balanced, rather sweet, a little less brilliant in that single coil Fender typed. Medium smoky and rich enough (a little lighter side stifling). Low equity. Overall no great precision, normal c is a simple false.
The hum-canceling is very effective
Micro very consistent with the single alnico (middle) and humbucker (bridge) original of which I have kept.
In summary, suitable for a good scratch of entry. The cruiser is unbon upgrade
SlapKid10/27/2007

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

DiMarzio DP186 The Cruiser Neck
Hi all, this double blade neck pickup is used by Andy Timmons for ages. I've had ten years pass, install on a solo and a cort yamaha pacifica 112 and a maple neck and a Squier Stratocaster Jeff Beck style ... In short it embeds itself in my landscape.
Four son over shielding Galenti no limits and perfect acoquinage any microphone. That said I like it simple, not split or anything. So no aspirin.
How does it sound? Trs clean, nothing to do with its look metalmaniak actually. Its not clear is typical fender, too neutral too sweet, but royal jazzy stuff.
Ds you put a bit of saturation (and even all full) hop he turns his jacket and voila fender but without sound. Trs good sound, and articulated ar royal blues, for the imprial malmsteen solo. The output level is measured one more for this position.
I install a Kinman avn56 its place, and the diffrence is in plutt otherwise it cleans quite similar, good quality so this cruiser.
If I had the choice again, well as for now there Kinman is a little more expensive that I would. But beware, you leave ds sounds really clear the cruiser is really quite good!