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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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DiMarzio Illuminators?

So I was taking a look at the JPXIII page in the EBMM website:

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And I noticed that the custom DiMarzio's that this model includes actually had a name. DiMarzio Illuminator, neck and bridge.

I haven't read anything about them on this forum (or anywhere else) so I thought I'd share.

Has anybody got info on them?
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Tr00ch described them as a modified Crunch Lab and Liquifire set to work with the active boost he has built in.

So I think they're supposed to be lower output and cleaner and the boost adds the meat when he wants it.

EDIT: I was aware of the version without a bar coil, but it's now showing a picture of one with a bar (like the CL). What's going oooooooooon.

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Tr00ch described them as a modified Crunch Lab and Liquifire set to work with the active boost he has built in.

So I think they're supposed to be lower output and cleaner and the boost adds the meat when he wants it.
I am most intrigued. Source, please?

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EDIT: I was aware of the version without a bar coil, but it's now showing a picture of one with a bar (like the CL). What's going oooooooooon.
AFAIK the JPXIII was originally advertised as having the CL/LF combo in it; that's just the Crunch Lab. I guess that the Illuminators are your classic slug/screw coil config, so I'd love to see a covered version of both pickups if they ever go into production!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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It was a video from NAMM, I'll dig around later if I have time.

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I was about to start a thread asking the same question. Good thing we avoided disaster! Dimarzio does not have the Illuminator's on their website and its been a month since the last post in this thread so I thought maybe somebody might know something now...besides John Petrucci.

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All I see is that there is one pic of the JP13 with what looks like the CL in the bridge and then the other 3 have the "Illuminators"

I really want to know what the fvck is going on
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I'd been looking for info about the Illuminators and yesterday the name caught my eye in the new Guitar World (Sept issue). The buyers guide is mostly 7/8 string guitars, strings and pickups and the Illuminators are mentioned along with Ionizers in the pickup section.

"The new Illuminator 7 was created in conjunction with Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and delivers the clarity and presence that a seven string pickup needs. Illuminator 7, $139 dimarzio.com"

Not much, but maybe with this we'll hear more soon from Dimarzio.
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I'd been looking for info about the Illuminators and yesterday the name caught my eye in the new Guitar World (Sept issue). The buyers guide is mostly 7/8 string guitars, strings and pickups and the Illuminators are mentioned along with Ionizers in the pickup section.

"The new Illuminator 7 was created in conjunction with Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and delivers the clarity and presence that a seven string pickup needs. Illuminator 7, $139 dimarzio.com"

Not much, but maybe with this we'll hear more soon from Dimarzio.
Thanks for passing on the information!

To me that description says "We have a cool name for pickup but haven't even begun to design it yet." But at least know we will finally have a 7 string pickup with "clarity and presence" rather than all the muddy, absent pickups Dimarzio has been designing.

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Thanks for passing on the information!

To me that description says "We have a cool name for pickup but haven't even begun to design it yet." But at least know we will finally have a 7 string pickup with "clarity and presence" rather than all the muddy, absent pickups Dimarzio has been designing.
Waiting for info on these. Until then it's all Duncan Pegasus/ Sentient ha!
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They sound gnarly! Really looking forward to trying these out. I wonder how they would work in a guitar without an active preamp thing though.
Also Trooch kinda needs to put some work on his improv skillz IMO, dat intro solo... Although I wouldn't do better, of course D:
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I know we'll get more tone demos as more JP13s and the Illuminators get out there, but that was kinda disappointing. I love John and DT and I know it's just a Youtube promo clip, but that type of playing and sound just doesn't show off a pickup too well. Also worries me a little about the new album, but I'll digress and just wait for it.
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Sounds like an Aftermath set in a basswood guitar - completely sterile.

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I just saw this on JP's Facebook. Even though I don't dislike them, I really am not impressed in the least. Quite generic. Then again, as has been mentioned, that kind of sound with those effects aren't ideal conditions to demo a pickup anyway.

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I'd much rather judge the sound from a clean di track, and maybe some distorted chords near the end to judge the note definition of the pickup.

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Sounds like an Aftermath set in a basswood guitar - completely sterile.
While the pickups do not impress, I'm totally sold on that finish! It looks extremely boring in photos, not the liquid metal it seems to be in the video.

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Was relatively unimpressed by the video, although the neck sounds like it could be really awesome. The bridge on the other hand sounded relatively lame IMHO.

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Was relatively unimpressed by the video, although the neck sounds like it could be really awesome. The bridge on the other hand sounded relatively lame IMHO.
I though exactly the same thing when I watched and listened to this video
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John Petrucci's New "Dimarzio Illuminator" Pickups.



A really neat video of John Petrucci talking and playing his new "Dimarzio Illuminator" pickups. I have had the chance to play the new JP13 Six String with these new pickups and it is quite possibly the best sounding JP I have heard.

Check the video out! Though I am not sure if I like John's new tone with the guitar as much as the JP BFR tone.

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DUDE. THE DAY I get a CL/LF setup, he comes out with new PUPs. What the hell, Man?!
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JP is always going to have good tone.

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His tone is shit in that first video.

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Am I the only one that thought his playing in the first video was garbage?
At least during those scale runs
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Am I the only one that thought his playing in the first video was garbage?
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Way too much delay/reverb on that demo vid. And I'm assuming the pre-amp is engaged so that doesn't help either.

Agreed that I'd love to hear these clean dry or just distortion (no pre-amp) to get a better judge of the sound. Then again, pickups are best judge when you try them yourself.

Maybe I just want a 7 string equivalent to the Breed. The Crunchlab/Liquifire are close (as per Steve Blutcher) so I'm curious how these go in 7 string form.
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