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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Hatsubai 26/03/2011

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

"More modern X2N"

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The DiMarzio D Activator-X Bridge is kinda like a reinvention of the well known X2N but quite a bi tmore versatile. This pickup has the two huge blades that the original X2N had, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet shoved inside it.

This is pretty much a modern take on the old school X2N of yesteryear. The X2N has been out for a very long time, and this new take on the pickup is very similar to the X2N while still offering some cool new features not found in the original. For one, it’s a bit more open sounding. This helps aid in note clarity. Output voltage, while lowered, it still really high. This thing is guaranteed to slam the front of your amp. The highs are rolled back a little more compared to the X2N, so it’s not quite as bright. It has a similar low and midrange to the X2N, so you still get that powerful sound that bands like Death successfully showed.

Split coil tones on this are very nice, just like the X2N. In fact, there’s not much difference in tone between this split and the X2N split. Parallel is the same way. Both tones end up sounding fairly bright, but it’s not a piercing sound like some of the other pickups out there. It works in just about any wood combination you can think of, but I think it works best in mahogany, personally. It really aids in making a powerful sound with some good midrange.

If you’re looking for a new, more modern take on the X2N, check out the D Activator-X Bridge. It’s a little more versatile than the older one, and while it doesn’t have the power the old one did, it still has a ton on tap to slam the front end of any amp out there.