DiMarzio DP707 LiquiFire 7
DiMarzio DP707 LiquiFire 7

DP707 LiquiFire 7, Pickup chitarra from DiMarzio belonging to the DP707 LiquiFire 7 model.

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Hatsubai 28/03/2011

DiMarzio DP707 LiquiFire 7 : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"New version of the Air Norton 7"

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The DiMarzio LiquiFire 7 is a new signature pickup that John Petrucci helped create. It’s basically an evolution of his Ernie Ball signature neck pickup, which was an evolution of the Air Norton. This pickup features adjustable pole pieces on both coils, four conductor wiring and a ceramic.

This new revision of the Air Norton is hotter and fatter, yet it sounds more alive than the original Air Norton 7. This actually has some of that signature “vowely” quality that a lot of overwound PAFs have, and despite it being fatter, it’s still tight enough to not mud up when playing fast runs. It’s also pretty open, and I feel it really gives the boutique pickups out there a run for their money. Split coil tones sound awesome, and parallel tones sound great as well. The pickup seems to sound great any way you run it.

DiMarzio says this pickup can be used in the bridge, and it can be, but I think it sounds best in the neck position for that super smooth, clear and open lead tone. John developed it around his new Ernie Ball Musicman BFR series guitars that have an alder body, mahogany tone block and maple top, but this pickup will work in any wood. The thing just has tone for days and is probably my new favorite neck pickup. If you want to hear the pickup, check out Dream Theater’s latest albums from “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” and beyond.

If you are looking for a fat, warm, yet clear and tight pickup, this is the pickup you want. It mates with nearly any rig, has tone for days, is quiet, open and just sounds flat out amazing. The note clarity really is improved from the Air Norton, and everything just sounds awesomely complex. I just wish it had an Alnico 5 magnet like its six string counterpart...