The DiMarzio Gravity Storm neck pickup has been designed alongside guitar legend Steve Vai to give him a sound that is lower output than his DiMarzio Evolution set, but that can still cut through the mix and support his unique playing style. They accomplished this by altering the high end on these Alnico 5 pickups giving them a warmer mid range and high end smoothing out the overall sound though still with a decent mid range boost that helps you cut through any mix.
Pick Up and Play
Thanks to the more rounded and warmer high end this guitar pickup is very amp friendly meaning you can go to nearly any amp, plug in and get a great sound. You can also get a bit more control over your amplifier with this pickup as with that warmer high end and midrange you can play with your EQ section a little more without having to worry about losing sustain or making it sound harsh.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the Gravity Storm Neck Pickup:
Most neck humbuckers don’t do a great job at reproducing pick harmonics, especially if they have a warm sound. This one’s different, particularly with 24-fret guitars. The combination of fat neck position tone with harmonics is something we haven’t often encountered before. It has a throaty quality that sounds like a cross between a humbucker and a single-coil.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 290
- DC Resistance: 12.56 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2012