DiMarzio DP757BK Illuminator 7-String John Petrucci Bridge Pickup, Black

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Sku: 663334041912
Brand: DiMarzio

Illuminator 7™ Bridge

Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13™ guitar, the new Illuminator 7™ Neck and Bridge Models are the next generation in John’s signature pickups with DiMarzio. John says he looks for versatility in his pickups so that he’s able to span a multitude of different sounds within one guitar, going from massive overdrive, very tight, rhythmical and aggressive to “more expressive, dynamic and very liquid” when he plays solos. They’re a bit bold — possessing the clarity and presence that a 7-string pickup needs, balancing vintage and modern qualities without sacrificing the best of either.

John used the new Illuminator™ and Illuminator 7™ pickups during the recording of Dream Theater’s upcoming self-titled album. The album will be available September 24, 2013 on Roadrunner Records.

Recommended For:

Bridge position.

Tech Talk:

In keeping with John’s desire to increase the difference between neck and bridge pickup sounds, the Illuminator 7™ Bridge Model does three things: it opens up the mids, bumps the highs up a notch, and tightens the lows. The open midrange allows overdriven sounds to be powerful without harshness, while the tighter bass response avoids muddy lows.


• Wiring: 4 Conductor
• Magnet: Ceramic
• Output mV: 410
• DC Resistance: 11.17 Kohm
• Year of Introduction: 2013