The DiMarzio Ionizer 8 pickups were made with 8 string master and guitarist of Animals As Leaders, Tosin Abasi. This middle single coil pickup was designed to compliment the Ionizer 8 bridge and neck pickups in your 8 string guitar. Although it has been designed to have a almost stratocaster-esque response and tone it sounds great even with the low 'F#'. When you play your 8 string the last thing you need is a pickup that makes your tone loose and muddy. The clear and balanced sound of this pickup comes from its low output and ceramic magnet design that helps keep it tight sounding even on the lower strings.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the Ionizer 8 String Middle Pickup
The Ionizer 8 Neck, Middle & Bridge Model pickups were designed for Tosin Abasi. The Ionizer 8 Middle pickup was created specifically to work with the Ionizer 8 Neck and Bridge Models. It's clean, bright and well balanced.
Although the construction of the Ionizer 8 Middle pickup bears little resemblance to a vintage 6-string single-coil, its performance is very similar. Treble response is bright without being thin, and bass response is clean and solid.
- Wiring: 2 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 145
- DC Resistance: 6.00 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2013
- Patent: n/a