DiMarzio John Petrucci Pickup Set

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Best Guitar Pickups for Rock

As of October 14th, 2013
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    Expert Review

    John Petrucci has been using DiMarzios for his entire professional career. This progressive rock guitarist and founding member of Dream Theater also has his name attached to a signature pickup set. In the bridge position is a DiMarzio Crunch Lab (DP228), and in the neck is the LiquiFire (DP227). The Crunch Lab features a combination six pole-piece / blade design that not only delivers high output for lead playing, but minimizes dropouts. One of the things that separates Petrucci from many Rock players is that many of his leads feature the neck pickup. The LiquiFire is specifically designed to work well in this context. Specifically, aggressive techniques such as sweep-picking, hammer-ons, and finger tapping can be used without fear of getting lost in the mix. While these pickups will work fine in many other genres, I recommend this set for Rock players who use master-volume-enabled high gain amplifiers and solo a lot on the neck pickup. Rating: 4.25/5

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