Injector Strat Replacement Pickguard

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The Paul Gilbert Injector™ Strat Replacement Pickguard features the Injector™ Neck, the Area 67™ (middle) and the Injector™ Bridge loaded in an easy-to-install 11-hole pickguard that will bring Paul Gilbert’s latest tones to your Strat-style guitar with no hum. The Injector™ neck and Injector™ bridge models have the classic single-coil feel  but they have power, attack and brilliant tone that are both modern and versatile. Combined with the vintage sound of the Area 67™ in the middle, the Injector™ Strat Replacement Pickguard is the choice for players looking to push the envelope and take their playing to the next level.

 

Injecter Neck (neck)
The Injector Neck Model has a modern rather than a vintage sound. It's warmer and louder (160mV output) than a typical vintage single-coil - and of course it's hum-canceling. It's also faster. The Injector Neck Model tracks high-speed solos at high gain without becoming either thin or muddy, and has a very full, well-balanced, clean sound. It has about 40% less magnet-pull than standard single-coils, and this is essential for the superior speed and dynamic range with which this pickup responds to pick attack.


Area 67 (middle)
The Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 was a watershed event in American music. When it was over, the world had heard and felt the sound of a Strat in the hands of a master. Single-coils in 1967 were bright and very clean. And, of course, they hummed. DiMarzio captured the classic bright and clean sound but totally eliminated the hum with their patented Area technology. They also reduced magnet pull by 40% for improved sustain and clarity. The Area 67 has the chime of 60s pickups, and the 2 and 4 positions are light, bright and quack-happy.

Strat pickups in the late 1960s used full-strength Alnico 5 magnets. The patented magnetic field of the Area models is more efficient and focused than it is on "true" single-coils, which allows us to use Alnico 2 instead. There's much less magnet pull, but no loss of output. This is a major advantage in the neck and middle positions, where sustain and intonation can both suffer if the strings are exposed to strong magnetic fields. In the bridge position, the patented technology of the Area '67 produces a sound that's very bright but not brittle.

Injector Bridge (bridge)
The Injector Bridge Model is one of DiMarzio's hottest hum-canceling models (185mV output) with six individual Alnico magnets. The sound is not like a vintage single-coil - highs are bright but not glassy, and lows are solid and defined. It was designed to work equally well with rapid single-note arpeggios and power chords without becoming muddy or compressed. It has about 40% less magnet-pull than standard single-coils, and this is essential for the superior speed and dynamic range with which this pickup responds to pick attack.

 

Injecter (neck)
Wiring: 4 conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 160
DC resistance: 8.56 k

Area 67 (middle)
Wiring: 4 conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 120
DC resistance: 5.86 k

Injector (bridge)
Wiring: 4 conductor
Magnet: Alnico 2
Output: 185
DC resistance: 11.35 k