All that single-coil sound, and none of the noise. No humbucking pickup sounds exactly like a vintage single-coil, but the Cruiser is about the closest you can come. We make one coil the woofer, and the other the tweeter. This extends the range of the noise-canceling design, and allows us to enhance the best qualities of each coil while fine tuning the output. We call this our "dual-resonance" design, and it's patented. There is less magnetic-pull, and it still sounds clean, clear and bright. The DP387 is the Tele version of the same pickup.
Bridge position with DP186 or Virtual Vintage models in neck & middle, or neck & middle with hotter bridge like Fast Track 1 , Chopper , Pro Track or full-size humbuckers.
The obvious question about the Cruiser is "How real is the sound?" Our feeling is that the unwound strings (E, B & G) are very close, and the wound strings (D, A & low E) are a little fatter-sounding than a true single-coil. This is really effective for getting big-sounding chords, because high and low strings sound more spread out from each other. Having a total magnet pull that's about 40% less than standard single-coils also means the Cruiser can be adjusted much closer to the strings for more power than stock pickups can achieve.
Wiring Standard four conductor
DC Resistance 5.75K
Year of introduction 1994
Patent # 4,501,185