The DiMarzio Ionizer 8 pickups were designed with Animals As Leaders guitarist and general 8 string mastermind Tosin Abasi. This bridge pickup was made to focus on the mids so your guitar doesn't start to sound to harsh in the highs or too muddy in the lows. The nature of long scale 8 string guitars can make the high strings sound brittle or harsh. The midrange focus and warmth are designed to counteract that so you don't lose any definition across the entire instrument.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the Ionizer 8 Bridge Pickup
The Ionizer 8 Neck, Middle & Bridge Model pickups were designed for Tosin Abasi. When we asked Tosin to describe what he wants in a bridge pickup, he said it's all about the mids. 8-string guitars have extended high- and low-end response, and it's the mids that need to power the bridge position so the sound doesn't wash out. It's also good to have enough output to overdrive an amp without making the sound muddy, and enough headroom to clean up when the volume is rolled down.
The long scale length of an 8-string guitar can make the sound of the plain strings brittle, but the Ionizer 8 Bridge Model has a low resonant peak that warms them up, and the high "E" doesn't sound thin, even at the upper frets.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 440
- DC Resistance: 12.69 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2013
- Patent: n/a