|Bill Turner - Fender R&D
May 22nd, 2000 09:26 AM Profile
The "Atomic Humbucker" was merely a product name
chosen to highlight the Toronado and Cyclone guitar models.
This pickup is featured in the bridge position on the Am.Dlx.
Fat Strat, and it is called the DH-1(Bridge). It is also featured
in the bridge position of the Floyd Rose HH and HSS Classic
Strats, and is also called the DH-1.
The differences between the models are only in appearance.
The Cyclone having black and white bobbins, the Toronado having
a nickle silver chrome plated cover, the Am.Dlx. Fat Strat
DH-1 having aged white bobbins, and both Floyd Classic
DH-1`s have white bobbins. They are available through Fender
parts and accessories, and I will see about getting the part
numbers listed for each of the models, and posted for your
Kurts, I don`t recall Fender Boy asking for a product review.
Since I do the pickup design at Fender, I do appreciate the
comments that are made, but let`s save them for the review
The Atomic Humbucker and the DH-1 are wired in a standard
series Humbucking config.
DC resistance: 16.4K Ohms
Inductance: 8.2 Henries
Magnet: Alnico 5
The pickup pole piece spacing is extended to 2.100",
to better allign the pickup with the bridge string spacing.
Mark Blythe - Fender Parts
May 22nd, 2000 03:35 PM Profile
Here are the part numbers for the DH-1/Atomic Humbuckers.
005-3758-000, DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup, White Coils
005-3689-000, DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup, Chrome Cover
005-4036-000,DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup,Aged White
005-3717-000,Atomic Humbucking Bridge Pickup, Black/White
The "Atomic Humbucker" or DH-1 was intended to
kick up the mids in the bridge position, and be loud. It certainly
will not suit all players tastes. Some are gonna like it,
and some aren`t.