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DiMarzio "Illuminator" - Neck
DiMarzio "Illuminator" Humbucker - Neck


 
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Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13™ guitar, the new Illuminator™ Neck and Bridge Models are the next generation in John’s signature pickups with DiMarzio.

John says he looks for versatility in his pickups so that he’s able to span a multitude of different sounds within one guitar, going from massive overdrive, very tight, rhythmical and aggressive to “more expressive, dynamic and very liquid” when he plays solos. They’re a bit bold — with more of the clarity and presence that John demands.

John used the new Illuminator™ and Illuminator 7™ pickups during the recording of Dream Theater’s upcoming self-titled album. The album will be available September 24, 2013 on Roadrunner Records.

Tech Talk:
John wants his neck and bridge pickups to occupy separate musical spaces that “speak” to each other, with individual voices that both blend and stand on their own.

The Illuminator™ Neck Model is louder than a typical vintage humbucker, and it has more headroom and a wide-frequency bandwidth.

It has a lot of clarity with a clean amp, and warmth without muddiness with heavy overdrive.

Specs:
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 295
DC Resistance: 10.50 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2013
Patent: 5908998


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