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DiMarzio Pro Track -vs- S.D. Little '59? ...for SC sized humbucker.

gulliver

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I have the Pro Track in a strat neck and really like it ... it just honks along with an Alnico Blue dog.

Just wondering if anyone had compared it in a neck position to the Seymour Duncan version, which is the Little '59 .... or JB Jr.

Thanks.
 

atquinn

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I've never tried a Little 59, but I have tried Vintage Rails, Hot Rails, Cool Rails, Chopper and ProTrack in the neck slot and I thought the Dimarzios were far superior to the Duncans (and this is coming from someone who tends to prefer Duncan full-sized humbuckers to Dimarzios).

-Austin
 
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gulliver

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I've never tried a Little 59, but I have tried Vintage Rails, Hot Rails, Cool Rails, Chopper and ProTrack in the neck slot and I thought the Dimarzio were far superior to the Dimarzios (and this is coming from someone who tends to prefer Duncan full-sized humbuckers to Dimarzios).

-Austin
I think you mean the DiMarzios were far superior to the Seymour Duncans?

I noticed the Hot Rails seem to be super compressed in the bridge position, but need to try a different pot and wiring before I give full judgement. I just bought some Vintage Rails, but did not install them yet.
 

shane8

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since there hasn't been many responses > i use a pro track in the bridge and it does exactly what i want so i've never had any reason to change it > i suppse you could compare the tone charts and sounds on the websites ...
 

atquinn

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I think you mean the DiMarzios were far superior to the Seymour Duncans?
Yes. Oops. :D

I just think the Dimarzios have this cool "juicy" thing going on that the Duncans don't. The Duncans just come off as a bit "flat".

-Austin
 

gulliver

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Tonight I hooked up my Duncan Hotrails in the neck, sounded much more dynamic in this position and somewhat similar to the Pro Tracks with more output, but not a ton more. They both have the honky vibe I like, but I do like the Pro Tracks much better, as it's sweeter, clearer with still less compression in this application.

With this experiment, I'm thinking the Little '59 would have much less power than the Pro Track, probably not what I'm looking for.

I also connected a Duncan Vintage Rails in the middle, I wasn't crazy about them. They are very evenly balanced tone wise, but maybe too even, not as sweet as a single coil, kind of sterile. Even the Fender SCN noiseless have the sweetness these are missing, but are fatter.
 




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