The Dimarzio Chopper sits in the middle ground between a single coil and a humbucker in not only tone but also in overall output. Using the same dual blade system that is found on pickups like the Fast Track 1 the Chopper meaning you will have no issues with string pull from the pickups. Designed to work like a hotter Fast Track 1 with a tighter midrange that makes this a great pickup for crunchier tones.
Here's what Dimarzio say about the Chopper Hot Rail Bridge Pickup
The Chopper is the louder, punchier brother of the Fast Track 1. More power is concentrated in the mids and low end for a bigger sound with more crunch. It shares the same side-by-side coils and twin-blade construction as the Fast Track 1, so there are no misaligned poles or string-pull problems. We originally designed it as a bridge pickup to combine with The Cruiser and Fast Track 1, but it's also a good neck pickup when you've got a hot humbucker in the bridge position.
The sound of The Chopper is a cross between a single-coil and a full-size humbucker, with more body than the single and more clarity than the HB. Excellent choice to fatten tone and increase power of Strat bridge position, where it can be part of a matched set with 2 Fast Track 1 pickups or Fast Track 1 neck and The Cruiser (DP187) (middle).
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 260
- DC Resistance: 9.16 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 1994
- Patent: 4501185