DP158FBK - Evolution® Neck
Steve Vai
 
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Evolution® Neck

DP158

The Evolution® Neck and Bridge humbuckers are the result of two years of research to come up with the right sound for a very demanding player: Steve Vai and his Ibanez® Jems. Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup is fat, punchy and loud. The bridge pickup is tight, aggressive and louder. Both pickups have our patented dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers. Evolution® pickups are not polite-sounding, and they’re not for the inexperienced, but – if you’ve got the chops and a hot amp – your sound will burn. The Evolution® pickups were originally designed with live gigs in mind, but they have so much presence and definition that they’re great recording pickups, too; they slice right through even the densest mix.

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Recommended For

The Evolution® neck model will work in almost all solid-bodies and most semi-hollow bodies as well.

Tech Talk

Obviously, the Evolution® was designed for Steve's Ibanez® Jems, but it can add a lot of punch and definition to Gibson® Les Pauls® and similar set-neck guitars - even the lowest bass notes really jump out of the amp, and feedback occurs easily with a wide range of harmonic overtones.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 294
DC Resistance: 13.04 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1993
Patent: 4501185

Tone Guide

Treble: 6.5
 
Mid: 6.0
 
Bass: 6.0
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
Black/Cream
White
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
Camo
Satin Nickel
Satin Gold
Red
Yellow
Black/White
Black/Blue
Black/Green
Black/Pink
Black/Purple
Black/Red
Black/Yellow
Nickel Cover
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
Chrome Tops™
Gold Tops™
 
 

Steve Vai

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Song: Blood and Tears
Album: The Ultra Zone
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 
Song: Gravity Storm
Album: The Story of Light
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 
Song: Jibboom
Album: The Ultra Zone
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 
Song: Sunshine Electric Raindrops
Album: The Story of Light
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 
Song: Weeping China Doll
Album: The Story of Light
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez JEM
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Herman Li

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Song: Trail of Broken Hearts
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S470
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
Song: Through The Fire And Flames
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S470
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
Song: Revolution Deathsquad
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S470
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Jeries Alfreih

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Song: Soul Spill
Album: halfMute EP
Band: halfMute
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG Custom
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Mike Orlando

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Song: Movement
Album: Sonic Stomp
Band:
Guitar Used: Ibanez Prestige
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Neil Citron

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Song: BBA
Album:
Band: Bang Tower
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 7V
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Richie Allan

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Song: Red Shift
Album: Heavy Metal Ninjas EP
Band: Heavy Metal Ninjas
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem7RB
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Sam Totman

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Song: Trail of Broken Hearts (Sam)
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S470
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
Song: Through The Fire And Flames (Sam)
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S470
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
Song: Revolution Deathsquad (Sam)
Album: Inhuman Rampage
Band: DragonForce
Guitar Used: Ibanez S
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Neck
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Serj Buss

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Song: Intense
Album: Incarcerated Scream
Band: Serj Buss
Guitar Used: N. Zaganin SERJ Signature
Pickup Used: Evo 2™ Bridge - Bridge
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Terry Lauderdale

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Song: Alone Together
Album: Straight through the Heart
Band: Terry Lauderdale Band
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG550
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: FuzzBuster
Album: Straight through the Heart
Band: Terry Lauderdale Band
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG550
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
 
Song: Ice 9
Album: Straight through the Heart
Band: Terry Lauderdale Band
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG550
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Evolution® Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Trey Alexander

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Song: Modern Equivalent
Album: Trey Alexander
Band: Trey Alexander Band
Guitar Used: Ibanez Jem 7VWH
Pickup Used: Evolution® Neck - Neck
 
 

Alexander Lee

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Angel Vivaldi

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Dave Sharman

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Eric Maldonado

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Fabrizio Chiruzzi

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Jason Miller

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Kevin Dillard

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Mark Burkert

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Mike Martin

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Mr. Scott DiGioia

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Nita Strauss

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Patrick Rondat

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Rob Johnson

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Scott Allen

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Seth Blevins

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