With hum-canceling side-by-side coils and twin-blade pole pieces, the Fast Track 1 dishes out solid single-coil tone with some distinct advantages. The blade's magnetic field is continuous from end to end - no more strings misaligned over individual poles. There's also less string - pull, eliminating the out of tune sound caused when magnetic pull messes with the string vibration.
Most important is the sound. The Fast Track 1 has the same open top- end as a single-coil with a tighter- more focused bass response. Picking dynamics are intact too: Fast Track s speak with the sensitivity of your favorite single-coil, only about twice as loud.
If you use a hot bridge humbucker, try a Fast Track 1 in the middle and neck positions. The Fast Track 1's enhanced output will better match the bucker's volume for smoother transition from one pickup position to another. You can put a whole set of Fast Track 1 pickups in a Strat style guitar for louder, tougher tone. Different combinations of Fast Track1TM, Chopper , and Fast Track 2 , pickups can add guts and drive to any 3x single-coil guitar. The DP381 is the Tele bridge version.
All basic Strat-type replacement situations. The dual radiused blade polepieces will handle all string-spacing requirements, and the magnetic field creates a very even string-to-string balance.
For any situation where single-coil sound with higher power and hum-cancellation is required. Can be used in any position in a standard Strat setup. Also combines with bridge humbuckers such as PAF, PAF Pro, Fred, Air Classic , Air Zone , Norton, and Tone Zone.
Wiring Standard four conductor
DC Resistance 5.72K
Year of introduction 1994
Patent # 4,501,185