One thing has stayed consistent throughout John Petrucci?s long and successful career: the DiMarzio® pickups in his guitars. John has been pushing the envelope of progressive metal since the late eighties, and the DiMarzio® LiquiFire Neck Model resulted from our most recent collaboration with John. He used it throughout Dream Theater?s tenth studio album, “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever had. He wanted a neck pickup with a flowing, singing solo tone when used with a heavily overdriven amp and a clear chord sound with a clean amp setting.
Since the mid 1990s, John’s neck pickup sound has been based on either the standard Air Norton or the custom version in his Ernie Ball® guitars. The LiquiFire has several significant differences. Its treble response is warmer and smoother while bass response is tighter and brighter. The total sound has a more focused voice which works equally well for highly overdriven solos and complex, clean chords.
Recommended For Neck position. Can also be used in bridge position.
Quick Connect: No
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Resistance: 10.75 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2009
Brand new in sealed factory packaging.