DP756BK Illuminator 7™ Neck Black
John Petrucci Copyright © 2013 Larry DiMarzio.

Illuminator 7™ Neck


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.

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Tech Talk

John wants his neck and bridge pickups to occupy separate musical spaces that “speak” to each other, with individual voices that both blend and stand on their own. The Illuminator 7™ Neck Model has the power to balance with the bridge pickup, and it also has excellent clarity throughout the entire 7-string frequency bandwidth.


Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 270
DC Resistance: 10.42 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2013
Patent: 5908998

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
Mid: 7.0
Bass: 6.0

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