DP228FBK - Crunch Lab™
John Petrucci
 
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Crunch Lab™

DP228

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 new DiMarzio® Crunch Lab™ Bridge Model ensued 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, and the name says it all — “crunch” is what it’s all about with a big, tight sound that’s neither muddy nor thin.

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Tech Talk

The Crunch Lab™ is noteworthy (bad pun alert) for what it doesn’t do: it’s not a screamer, and it’s not about thundering lows. Its physical appearance is identical to the D Sonic™, but the internal design is a lot different. It’s louder, and the highs have more depth. The lows and mids are more open, and this is crucial for playing chords with body and presence through a gained-out amp. The voicing of the pickup is also different enough to the point that John prefers the Crunch Lab™ to be installed in almost all of his guitars (including the JP Bari) with the solid bar toward the neck, regardless of the guitar’s tuning.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 410
DC Resistance: 11.03 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2009
Patent: 4,501,185 & 5,908,998

Tone Guide

Treble: 4.5
 
Mid: 5.5
 
Bass: 6.0
 

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John Petrucci

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Song: Rite of Passage Solo
Album: Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Band: Dream Theater
Guitar Used: John Petrucci BFR
Pickup Used: Crunch Lab™ - Bridge
Pickup Used: LiquiFire™ - Neck
 
 

Alexander Lee

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Song: Genetic Encryption Solo
Album: Exiled to Earth
Band: Bonded By Blood
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG 770
Pickup Used: Crunch Lab™ -
 
 

Juan Juarez

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Song: Show No Fear
Album: The Aftermath
Band: Bonded By Blood
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG2550E Prestige
Pickup Used: Crunch Lab™ - Bridge
 
Song: The Aftermath
Album: The Aftermath
Band: Bonded By Blood
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG2550E Prestige
Pickup Used: Crunch Lab™ - Bridge
 
 

Taylor Roberts

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Song: Inamorata
Album: The Untimely Death of Zack Sawyer
Band: Cathercist
Guitar Used: Gibson Les Paul Studio
Pickup Used: Crunch Lab™ - Bridge
 
 

Art Rodriguez

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David Wadsworth

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Michael Lee Ostrander

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