DiMarzio DP222 D Activator-X Bridge
DiMarzio DP222 D Activator-X Bridge

DP222 D Activator-X Bridge, Pickup chitarra from DiMarzio belonging to the DP222 D Activator-X Bridge model.

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jkessel 01/05/2012

DiMarzio DP222 D Activator-X Bridge : Recensione di jkessel (content in English)

"Absolutely hated them!!"

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I REALLY disliked this pickup. This isn't to say these pickups are bad, just are NOT anything I was looking for and nothing I'd ever buy again. They looked cool, white pickups in a red guitar with black hardware, but looks isn't everything. They're very modern sounding pickups, tight and aggressive but they have this HUGE mid bump to them that to me sounded like a cocked wah on all the time. No matter what I did I couldn't EQ it out and just sounded horrible. I had these for a few days and just couldn't take it anymore, ripped them out and sold them ASAP. I play metal and many people seem to think high output = metal, no tone searching required. I'm very picky about my tone and these were just a big step backwards for what I wanted. I’ve always heard the saying “if you like the tone of the guitar and want to build off of it go Seymour Duncan. If you want the guitar to do something different go Dimarzio”, and for these pickups at least I’d have to agree with that. It was a huge change going from these to a Duncan distortion. Dimarzio does have a cool policy though, if you buy a pickup and dislike it you can swap it through them for another of your choice. So in theory you can go through their entire line of pickups looking for the perfect one without actually having to buy each one. Seymour Duncan has a similar policy so that’s good fur us. I’ve played this, the Super Distortion and the Crunch Lab, that’s pretty much it from Dimarzio. I really liked the Super Distortion and the Crunch Lab so I definitely won’t write off Dimarzio. Just happened to be these pickups I don’t like. Again these aren't bad, just in no way anything I'd want.