DiMarzio Illuminators?

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  1. edonmelon

    edonmelon Not a melon

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

    JP13

    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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    Rook Electrifying

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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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    I am most intrigued. Source, please?

    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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    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 :lol:
     
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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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    Thanks for passing on the information! :yesway:

    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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    Waiting for info on these. Until then it's all Duncan Pegasus/ Sentient ha!
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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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:
    Thanks for the info, HeHasTheJazzHands!
     
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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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    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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    I though exactly the same thing when I watched and listened to this video
     
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    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.

    Compared to this...

     
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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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