Paul Gilbert Demos His New DiMarzio Injector Pickups
Posted by Michael Mueller on November 30, 2010 at 1:23 PM
We're always up for watching shred guitar legend Paul Gilbert do his thing, but when he's hawking the sweet new axe and superb-sounding pickups heard on his latest album, Fuzz Universe, we really pay attention.
In the video below, Gilbert talks about his new custom Ibanez Fireman guitar, which is based on the Iceman shape, but instead of classic humbuckers, it features three single-coil-sized DiMarzio Injector pickups. Though they look like single-coils, the Injectors are actually stacked hum-cancelling pickups.
The Bridge Model (DP423) has six individual Alnico magnets and was designed to work equally well with speedy single-note lines and arpeggios as well as power chords without becoming muddy. The Neck Model (DP422), according to DiMarzio.com, tracks high-speed solos at high gain without becoming either thin or muddy, and has a very full, well-balanced clean sound.
Check out the video and listen for yourself!