DP256 Illuminator™ Neck Gold Cover
John Petrucci Copyright © 2013 Larry DiMarzio.
DP256BK Illuminator™ Neck Black
DP256 Illuminator™ Neck Nickel Cover
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Illuminator™ Neck

DP256

Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13™ guitar, the new Illuminator™ 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 — with more of the clarity and presence that John demands.

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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Recommended For

Neck position.

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™ Neck Model is louder than a typical vintage humbucker, and it has more headroom and a wide-frequency bandwidth. It has a lot of clarity with a clean amp, and warmth without muddiness with heavy overdrive.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output mV: 295
DC Resistance: 10.50 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2013
Patent: 5908998

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 6.0
 

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Black/White
Black/Blue
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Nickel Cover
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
Worn Nickel Cover
Worn Gold Cover
Worn Unplated Cover
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John Petrucci

Go to Players Page
Song: Behind the Veil
Album: Dream Theater
Band: Dream Theater
Guitar Used: Music Man JP13
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 
Song: The Enemy Inside
Album: Dream Theater
Band: Dream Theater
Guitar Used: Music Man JP13
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 
Song: The Enigma Macine
Album: Dream Theater
Band: Dream Theater
Guitar Used: Music Man JP13
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: Illuminator™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 
 
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