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DiMarzio DP228 Crunch Lab Bridge Humbucker Pickup
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      DiMarzio DP228 Crunch Lab Bridge Humbucker Pickup (583023)
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Get the humbucker that John Petrucci of Dream Theatre has spent decades perfecting.

One thing has stayed consistent throughout John Petrucci's long and successful career: the DiMarzio pickups in his guitars. John has been pushing the envelope of progressive rock since the late eighties, and the DiMarzio Crunch Lab Bridge Pickup ensued from DiMarzio's most recent collaboration with John. Get the sound that the acclaimed Dream Theater guitarist has spent decades perfecting. He used this humbucker pickup throughout Dream Theater's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever heard, and the name says it all—"crunch" is what it's all about, with a big, tight sound that's neither muddy nor thin.

The DiMarzio DP228 guitar pickup is recommended for the bridge position.

DiMarzio DP228 Crunch Lab Bridge Humbucker Pickup Features:

  • Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 410mV
    DC resistance: 11.03k ohms
    Year of introduction: 2009




DiMarzio DP228 Crunch Lab Bridge Humbucker Pickup

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  • Awesome Tone

    As reviewed by Tim on 3/16/2010

    Bought this pickup after watching youtube videos, and boy did I pick a great one! Solo's stand out, and rhythm is in your face or laid back and crunchy depending on your settings. I'm playing through a Boogie Mark IV and a 2x12 cab with a boss me70 and the tones you can get are amazing you just have to try it for yourself, imo-better than emg,duncan,etc.

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  • Great tone; great response

    As reviewed by PHIL FRITSCHLE on 11/13/2011

    I just bought the Dimarzio DP228 Crunch Lab and it is a fantastic pick up! Thanks to John Petrucci and Dimarzio for your collaboration. A couple of years ago, I bought a Laguna (great guitar: locking tuners; Wilkinson trem; very responsive; comfortable to play; fast neck; overall, a great guitar); but the pickups were not loud enough for my style of music (progressive rock). Then came the Crunch Lab. What a difference!! PLENTY of output; yet very sweet when played with light pick attack; very responsive. I can go from soft arpeggiating to punchy rhythm without stepping on a pedal. The pick up has such a sweet voice. Then when I do stomp on a pedal for leads; the pickup just screams. I plan on installing this pick up on all my guitars!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Yeah!

    As reviewed by Hayden Clark on 8/30/2012

    I got this put into my PRS SE Singlecut Tremolo yesterday. I went home, plugged the guitar into my POD HD 500, and spent the next hour with my mind blown. The humbucker sounds great in both series and parallel. Both coils sound great on their own as well. Check it out!

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