John Petrucci has had a lot of recent experience playing the D Sonic on his 6-string guitars, so when he wanted the same sound from his 7-string, DiMarzio couldn't say no. The D Sonic combination of c... Read More
John Petrucci has had a lot of recent experience playing the D Sonic on his 6-string guitars, so when he wanted the same sound from his 7-string, DiMarzio couldn't say no. The D Sonic combination of clean and heavy that works so well with high-gain amps for both chords and soloing makes a great choice for a 7-string bridge pickup.
The DP706 guitar pickup is recommended for bridge position.
As with the 6-string D Sonic, the character of the sound can be altered by reversing the installation direction. This can be particularly important because of the effect it will have on the low B string. With the solid bar polepiece towards the neck, the low B will be fat and heavy. With the bar towards the bridge, the sound will be tighter with more attack. The solid bar coil is also warmer-sounding, so two different single-coil sounds are available with coil-splitting.
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So after buying a new s7420 I felt it was decent but the pickups were rather lacking. After dropping in the D sonic 7 bar facing the neck it really gave me the sound i was looking for. The lows aren't muddy and it's great for rhythms. In combination with the Liquifire 7 you have a great metal sound for any kind of playing you will do
I like this pickup a lot and I really like what it did for the sound of my Ibanez RG-7321. One of the cool things about this pickup is that if you don't like the tone one way, then you can flip the pickup upside-down and get a completely different tone from it.
After installing this with the pole facing the bridge in my RG7620, I could immediately feel the difference in the tone of my guitar. I recorded an A/B test of the stock Dimarzio New 7 pickup vs. the new D-Sonic, and I noticed a more open high end, less mud in the 800hz region, and razor sharp attack. It is a bit weak for sweep picking due to it's tight and pulling response, but most players including myself use the neck pickup for leads. It's great for DJENT, progressive rock, death metal, and the coil split tone is hot for country picking and classic rock riffing. Through a Roland JC-120, the jazz tones are far from subtle, and you'll find yourself trying hard NOT to get Petrucci's clean tone off of the Awake album with that combination. Overall, I'm very happy with this pickup.
I just bought this pickup to replace the dimarzio pickup my guitar had in it (dimarzio new 7).I installed it with the bar to the bridge. My guitar has never sounded better. The tone is amazing...the clarity is insain...the power and sustain is unreal and yet even with my gain turned up all the way it sounds amazing! I have 2 amps, a Mesa F-50 and a fender FM212R. The mesa always sounded good but the fender sounded weak and like garbage for a 7 string until the d sonic was in the guitar!! Now it sounds insain. wish when my band recorded our cd I had had this pickup in it....in closing, your crazy to not have this pickup in your guitar!!! the mids are clear and solid and not annoying even though very strong, and the bass is big and clear. treble not raspy at all like most pickups I've used (PAF7, Blaze) I wont be using another pickup ever for a bridge pickup.
I am very particular about the overall sound of my guitars. I purchased this pickup for an old 7 string Ibanez and it sounds fantastic. It sings on the upper end and sounds very deep with great tone on the low end. With most I have tried in the past I feel as though I am stuck....if I want good clarity I end up with a pickup that is way too hot and has little tone, or if I want great tone I end up with one that is way to muddy on the low end. This pickup captures that low thick sound I am looking for without sounding muddy or cluttered. 5 Stars from me.
This one is the one you need to actually sound unique. The tone characteristics are undefineable. Just the fact that facing the solid bar towards the head or the bridge gives it different sounds is amazing. I use it as the neck pickup on my Ibanez 7 string with the solid bar facing the bridge for a tighter sound with more attack. Then, to get a little kinky with my axe, I have it tapped to a single coil.
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