The DiMarzio Gravity Storm bridge 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 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 Bridge Pickup in Green:
A high-impact pickup doesn't need a tremendous output level to make its point. Where the Evolution Bridge Model is about power and sharp-edged tone, the Gravity Storm is more about depth and warm highs and mids. It's very much a plug and play pickup - it doesn't require a lot of tweaking to get a great sound. Because the highs are very fat, it's possible to increase treble response on your amp without losing tone and sustain on the high frets.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Output mV: 340
- DC Resistance: 15.19 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2012
- Patent: 5908998