The Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups were developed for and with Javier Reyes. Whether he’s gigging with Animals As Leaders or Mestis, Javier Reyes is a marvelous player. His diverse style contains elements of progressive metal, classical, jazz, and Latin sounds. With his masterful playing, Javier is on the cutting edge of extended-range 8-string guitars.
Versatility is one of the primary elements of Javier's sound. He wanted a bridge pickup that was great for clean, for semi-driven, and at the same time for high gain with a lot of punch. It also needed to be very responsive to how he picks. His bridge pickup is hot, but it isn't super-saturated. It has very clean lows and mids that maintain clarity even with extreme gain, through the entire 8-string frequency range. Solos sparkle, and palm-muting really pops. Javier often uses the split-coil option, which is very clean and open sounding, without brittle highs.