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.

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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, 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!


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jmgruber on December 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

I am excited for the consumer model of this guitar and hope it comes out at an affordable price.