The DiMarzio AT-1 pedal was designed with Andy Timmons to deliver high gain like sustain but without the "buzzsaw" high end sound and a tight low end. This pickup is designed to be used on a guitar with a vintage or Floyd Rose tremolo system with larger spacing between the poles. With a similar tone to the PAF 36th Anniversary but hotter this pickup works great for a lot of different styles though it is focused on tones with a fair bit of overdrive.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the AT-1 Andy Timmons 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.
The DiMarzio AT-1 was originally designed for a 25" scale, mahogany-body guitar, but it adapts very well to other instruments. It has enough bass and mids to warm up brighter guitars, and enough clarity for 24" scale set-necks as well.
- 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