DIMARZIO Tone Zone and Air Norton Pickup Demo

Lee Wrathe stuffs his guitar with two delicious Dimarzio pickups – a Tone Zone in the bridge position and an Air Norton on the neck position. Result? Total ear candy.

You get to hear these pickups in a wide variety of settings musically speaking. Lee Wrathe is a seriously versatile player, so he covers chicken pickin’ country style, jazzy stuff, downright shredding and a smooth fusion style track to wrap up the demo. Nice one indeed!

About the Tone Zone
The Tone Zone® is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range — hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. Many models can be used in the neck position, from the Air Classic™ to the Air Zone™; the PAF Pro® and the FRED® are also good choices. Higher-output single-coil replacements like The Cruiser® and Fast Track 1™ are also recommended.

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 375
DC Resistance: 17.31 Kohm

About the Air Norton
When the Air Norton™ is in the neck position, it’s a warm, open-sounding pickup with enough power to balance with all bridge humbuckers. Try it with 500K pots for maximum treble and harmonic presence. In the bridge position, the sound is medium output with solid lows and biting harmonics. You can try it here with 250K controls, or a 500 K volume and 250K tone to fatten the highs up a little. Combines well with Air Classic™ in neck, and also with The Cruiser®, The Chopper™, and Blue Velvet™ single-coils.

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 270
DC Resistance: 12.58 Kohm

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