The DiMarzio John Petrucci Pickup set contains 2 well-designed pickups: the LiquiFire (neck) pickup and the Crunch Lab (bridge) pickup. Easy to install, they'll bring a collection of powerful rock ton... Read More
The DiMarzio John Petrucci Pickup set contains 2 well-designed pickups: the LiquiFire (neck) pickup and the Crunch Lab (bridge) pickup. Easy to install, they'll bring a collection of powerful rock tones to your guitar while reducing noise. Two sizes of pairs are available: the 42mm is for normal spacing and the 43mm is for Floyd Rose and other wide-spaced tremolo bridges.
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 metal since the late eighties, and the DiMarzio LiquiFire Neck Model resulted from the most recent collaboration with John. He used it throughout Dream Theater's tenth studio album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings."
John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever had. He wanted a neck pickup with a flowing, singing solo tone when used with a heavily overdriven amp and a clear chord sound with a clean amp setting.
Since the mid 1990s, John's neck pickup sound has been based on either the standard Air Norton or the custom version in his Ernie Ball guitars. The LiquiFire has several significant differences. Its treble response is warmer and smoother while bass response is tighter and brighter. The total sound has a more focused voice which works equally well for highly overdriven solos and complex, clean chords.
Crunch Lab (bridge)
The DiMarzio Crunch Lab Bridge Model ensued from the most recent collaboration with John. He used it throughout Dream Theater's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings as well. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever had, 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 Crunch Lab is noteworthy for what it doesn't do - it's not a screamer, and it's not about thundering lows. It's louder, and the highs have more depth. The lows and mids are more open, and this is crucial for playing chords with body and presence through a gained-out amp. The voicing of the pickup is also different enough to the point that John prefers the Crunch Lab to be installed in almost all of his guitars (including the JP Bari) with the solid bar toward the neck, regardless of the guitar's tuning.
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These pickups replaced the original pickups in my Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro. They carry an incredible amount of heavy, full sound. Even at high gain settings there is virtually no feed-back and screaming clear power. If you are looking for a beautiful sounding passive pickup set, your search is now over. I would recommend them to anyone I meet.
I put these on a USA Jackson Soloist, they replaced the stock Seymour Duncan SH-6's and what a difference! The SD's are great pickups, but on this guitar they got lost when I was up on the 24th fret, my high notes had zero sustain. I put the Petrucci's on this guitar and now my highs scream for vengeance! The difference is night and day, also when I roll off the volume I can get a perfect crunch without any hiss or static out of my all tube Marshall full-stacks in mega-overdrive mode. I have perfect tonal control just using the volume alone, but when I mix in the tone control too, I can get any sound I want and then some. Full chords sound clear even when running the Marshalls at max gain, and power chords are incredible. I'm putting these on all my Jacksons and Deans, the best pickups I've used by far, extremely versatile.
I installed these pups on a schecter C-1, this was only my 2nd set of pick-ups that I have ever installed and it couldnt have been easier. The diagrams were very easy to follow. After I finished installing them, I plugged my guitar into my amp and was immediately blown away at how hot and aggressive the Crunch Lab was. It has incredible tone seperation. The lows are loud and boomy and the highs are clear and cut right through. The Liquifire is very dark and built for tone, and with a push/pull pot and coil tapping, the tonal possibilities are endless. Best pick-up set ive ever bought. Dont think about it, just buy them. You'll be glad you did.
Put these pick ups in 2 of my Ibanez guitars. They sound amazing. Some of the best sounding passive pickups I have heard in a long time. I love the sound and clearity when on a clean tone and distorted channel.
I got these to replace my EMG Pickups(89/85) From the second I plugged in for sound check I knew I had made the right decision. the clarity, tone and definition of the notes was amazing. The notes just popped right out. Frequencies I hadn't heard at all from my EMG's were abundant and full of life. The Crunch lab is clean and powerful and the liquid fire is awesome! power in a good way and not too nasally like most neck pickups. there is a little more bass in the high notes which smooths them and pops them out. I have been playing guitar for 22 years and playing EMG Since 94. I have played all sorts of music including everything from extreme metal, rock and acoustic styles. I am done with active electronics. with products like this there is no need for actives. The advantages you get with passive pickups far out way the EMG Rut.
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