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    Default What can the HS-3 do?

    What can the Dimarzio HS-3 do? Besides Yngwie obviously?
    How stratty is it ... and so on ...

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    Jävla svenska, jeg troede Yngwie var national skatten?

    Joking aside. HS-3. Quite stratty. Has a mellow character, with a trebly edge. Good for a sort of 70s funky thing. Takes to pedals quite well.

    Overall I prefer the FS-1 in both neck and bridge.. Has a Strat sound, but with more balls and heavier. HS-3 is more vintage, but in a modern way. Hard to explain really. Sort of like the PAF Pro, its sort of a modern take on vintage

    All of the above is in my opinion of course

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    I don't find the HS-3 very Stratty at all, but I do find it to be wonderful. I have it in the neck & bridge positions w/HS-2 in the middle. It is very quiet. There is one thing I felt though. Running this w/250K pots for volume & tones, w/.047 cap, I found the neck a bit dark for my liking, but the bridge is wonderful. I use one tone for the neck & the other for the bridge. I called Dimarzio and spoke to a tech who informed me that the volume pot is to be 500K, with 250 tone pots. I have not changed the volume pot yet, but it is on my to do list. I have the Duncan YJM 500K pot that I plan on installing on this.
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    Do you guys run the coils in parallel or series?

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    I'm using them the way they are to be wired. The stacked coils are in series, but the wiring is with 5 way switch in parallel. The only guitar that I have wired in series is a Strat that I had modified w/Burns TriSonic Brian May pickups, wired in series w/phase switches.
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    If you are lookin for stratty get the HS-2 and wire it for true single coil not stacked,this is a EJ favorite

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    Hmm. I just took another look at the installation instructions. I've had mine wired wrong for years. Well, I love the way they sound, so suck it, Larry.

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    does the HS-3 like donuts?

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    Quote Originally Posted by darthphineas View Post
    does the HS-3 like donuts?
    I know yngwie dont ! LOL!!!
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...03581463563965

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hunter View Post
    +1

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    I had the Malmsteen sig before he switched to Duncan. The HS-3, hum canceling aside was just super weak. I had to dime my gain to get anything out of it. Ddn't even need to do that with a '62 strat w/ the regular single coils. I'd say he did pretty good switching to the YJM Fury.

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    Default Re: What can the HS-3 do?

    I actually dig Yngwies rhythm sound. Crunchy
    The low output is appealing too for recording purposes

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