DiMarzio DP228 Crunch Lab Bridge Humbucker Pickup
DiMarzio’s Crunch Lab pickup gets loud enough to earn it a spot at the rock guitar pickup table, but even though it can shake walls, it’s still a controllable force. It never sounds compressed, as it maintains a natural and accurate sound. And it is not so off the rails that it can’t be contained and controlled. Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci swears by this pickup for all of his prog-rock band’s endeavors, using it both in the studio and on stage. Beyond everything else, this pickup is noteworthy in that it may expand the highs, lows, and mid-frequency range, but it does so while maintaing a balance that is rich and pleasing to the ear.