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DiMarzio Pro Track Strat Pickup DP188


DiMarzio Pro Track Strat Pickup DP188

From the manufacturer:

It’s warm, it’s friendly, it sounds like a vintage PAF® and will drop right into your Strat®. The Pro Track™ has enough power for any pickup position, and the twin black blades mean there won’t be any problems with string-alignment or dropouts. In the bridge position, this is a great blues pickup: combine it with a Fast Track 1™ or Chopper™ (neck)and The Cruiser® (middle) for a solid mix. Match a Pro Track™ in the neck with a Fast Track 2™ or any full-size humbucker in the bridge position for a heavy yet versatile rock sound.

Treble response on the Pro Track™ is smoother than that of typical vintage humbuckers. This makes for a good jazz sound in the neck position, as well as an excellent solo voice with heavy gain. The Pro Track™ performs very well in parallel humbucking and split modes.

Recommended for all Strat positions.


Ethan's picks for best videos/sound-clips:

Check out this sweet video featuring improvised soloing, using a DiMarzio Pro Track pickup in the neck position. This pup has a sound similar to a true PAF, giving you warm, fat tones with incredible clarity and body. Listen from 0:10 to 1:25 to hear the glassy clean tones you can get with this pup; the treble is rolled off while the bottom end adds subtle warmth and snap to the tone. Overall, you get a really round clean sound that is very clear and articulate. High gain kicks in around 1:27, when you can hear some of the lead capabilities this pup has. The Pro Track has a really sweet treble response that is smooth and melodic, giving you an excellent solo sound that is naturally rich and musical. Drop this pup right into your strat and you’ll instantly have fat PAF tones at your disposal!

The player is Dean Murphy and he is using a Chapman ML1 guitar


This clip demos three distinct DiMarzio pickups, including a DiMarzio Pro Track pickup in the middle position. The Pro Track kicks in at around 1:17 on a high gain setting. The tone you hear is incredibly smooth, with tons of definition and clarity (even with a lot of saturation). It makes for a very usable lead tone with rich harmonic content and a round, PAF tone. You can hear this pup some more at 5:45, boasting a melodic virtuoso guitar tone. Skip to 10:10 to hear the clean tones you can get with the Pro Track. It has a very warm, fat clean tone with a lot of punch and clarity. You can even get some killer blues tones with this pup on a lower gain setting (listen at 14:00). This pup is incredibly versatile, offering crystal clean tones, shredding leads, and beyond. The DiMarzio Pro Track is definitely a pickup to consider for players looking to beef up their strats.

The player is using a Fender Strat into a Boss GT 100 straight into a Samson Auro D415.


Here we have a quick demo of a DiMarzio Pro Track bridge pickup. You can hear some clean tones beginning at 0:57, demonstrated with a percussive blues lick. The midrange definitely comes through in this clip, giving you that PAF clean tone with a nice bite. Skip to 1:40 to hear the Pro Track with some mild overdrive dialed in. This pup really breaks up nicely, giving you that classic bluesy tone that cuts nicely and stays clear and rich when saturated. The Pro Track is a killer pickup choice for players who want versatility and a thick PAF tone for their strat!

The player is Vince Dickinson and he is using a Fender Strat through a Dr. Z MAZ 38 Studio Deluxe and a Fulltone Fulldrive 2 pedal.


Check out this demo of the DiMarzio Pro Track pickup in the bridge. The action begins at 1:13. The player alternates between the Pro Track and DiMarzio Chopper in the neck, playing a variety of rhythm and lead licks for demonstration. The Pro Track is definitely a fat sounding pup with true PAF tone, boasting a thick sound with a lot of output and edge. The Pro Track is definitely a great go-to pickup for players who don’t care for traditional single coils in their strat and prefer a beefier tone in the bridge.  

The player is Gray Nicholson and he is using a Fender Strat through a Splawn Competition amp through a Celestion Gold and G12H30 speaker.


The DiMarzio Pro Track is a killer pup in the neck position. If you want those smooth, bell-like lead tones, the Pro Track is more than capable (listen from 0:00 – 0:32). You can even get into shred territory and rock a fat tone with incredible warmth and definition (listen at 2:05). And no need to worry about clean tones; the Pro Track gives you plenty of body, clarity, and punch in the neck position for brilliant cleans (5:00). Whether you need crystalline tones or soaring leads, the Pro Track has you covered. This pup is packed with rich harmonic content and true PAF tone for virtually any application.

The player is using an Ibanez RGT42 through a Marshall DSL401 with a TC Electronic Nova Repeater for delay and a Lexicon MX200 for reverb.






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