The DiMarzio AT-1 Andy Timmons signature bridge pickup for years was only available on his signature guitar. Now you can get this pickup on its own to give your guitar that classic heavy rock sound that Andy Timmons is known for. One of the keys to Andy's sound is using a low to medium amount of gain but still getting great sustain. These pickups are part of how Andy gets that sound thanks to the focus on the midrange and low end as well as the use of an alnico 5 magnet. These elements give you a clear and warm sound needed for tight heavy rock sounds.
This is the F Spaced version of the pickup designed to be used in guitars with tremolo systems.
Clarity and Warmth
One thing you will hear a lot from lead guitar players is that they don't want that fizzy, harsh trebly sound that turns up when you use a high amount of gain, though they still want the sustain that comes with that high gain sound. Pickups like the AT-1 solve this issue by giving you a mid and bass focused pickup sound that are clear and warm with a high output. This is so you can get great sustain with lower gain or you can crank up the gain and not get that fizzy high end.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the AT-1 Bridge Pickup
"A player's player" is a perfect description for Andy Timmons. He has great touch, phrasing, and tone. Since 2001, he has been playing a DiMarzio custom bridge humbucker that has only been available on his signature Ibanez guitar, and it has been his first-line pickup ever since. The outstanding characteristics of the DiMarzio AT-1 are balance, warmth, and clarity. It achieves this blend with the same patented technology as the PAF 36th Anniversary, but the sound is hotter and the focus is rock.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output mV: 320
- DC Resistance: 16.50 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2001
- Patent: 5,399,802 & 5,908,998