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Review for: Cruiser (Dual-blade single coil)
Purchase price of 68 USD
Rating: 4.0
Comments:Fender Squier series strat and a Squier CHamp reverb amp
For which styles and positions is this pickup (un)suitable: The pickup is great for a clean, full bodied tone. A great replacement for the stock. It would not be the best for heavy metal or distortion.
I was replaceing all the pickups- tried a red LS in the bridge and hated it for my style of play. It was a toss up between The Cruiser and the DUncan Vintage Rails, and I chose the Cruiser. I would buy it again. It has the single coil clear treble and bite, but still has a solid low end. The notch position with the Silver Lace Sensor is not as "quacky" as some would like, but it is a nice full tone.A comment about installation. The DiAMarzio instructions state that this pickup is not in phase with most Strat single coil pickups and you need to reverse the wires to be in phase with that type of pickup. I (wrongly) assumed that the Sliver LS was wired as a single coil strat pickup and wired the green wire from the Cruiser to the Selector switch and the red to ground. I got a wonderful out of phase sound. I contacted Fender to see about the phase of the Silver LS and was told that they are not wired like any other pickups. I reversed the Cruiser wires and got everything to work in phase.On a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a
Reviewer: Tom Alexander
Post Date: 1998026

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