The DiMarzio LiquiFire 7 has been designed with Dreamtheater guitarist and modern metal legend John Petrucci. This neck pickup has been made to support Petrucci's need for full sounding high gain guitar solos and clean sections that needs to fit into a mix with only 1 guitar. The LiquiFire 7 is the 7 string version of this signature pickup which has been made with a ceramic magnet and a lot of output to help you make the most of your high gain tones.
Focused Voicing and Low Response
When you make a 7 string pickup you cant simply add another pole and say you are done. The needs of the 7 string player are very different to those of a 6 string player so you must alter and tweak the pickup to make sure it works great with the low B string. Thankfully DiMarzio know this and have made the 7 string version of the LiquiFire have a bit tighter attack and low response so that when you go to 'B' (or lower) it will be just as clear as your standard 6 strings.
Here's what DiMarzio say about the LiquiFire 7 Pickup
One thing has stayed consistent throughout John Petrucci's long and successful career: the DiMarzio pickups in his guitars. John has been pushing the envelope of progressive metal since the late eighties, and the DiMarzio LiquiFire 7 Neck Model resulted from our most recent collaboration with John. He used it throughout Dream Theater's tenth studio album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings". John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever had. He wanted a neck pickup with a flowing, singing solo tone when used with a heavily overdriven amp and a clear chord sound with a clean amp setting.
The sound John likes in the neck position of his 6-string translates very well to the 7-string, with fat highs and clean lows for smooth solos and tight bass lines. The LiquiFire 7 isn't an exact duplicate of the 6-string version. The attack is a little more focused and the voicing is shifted down about 500Hz to bring out the sound of the seventh string.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 270
- DC Resistance: 11.48 Kohm
- Year of Introduction: 2009
- Patent: 5908998