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 rock since the late eighties, and this DiMarzio LiquiFire Humbucker Pickup ensued from DiMarzio's most recent collaboration with John.
He used this guitar pickup throughout Dream Theater's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever heard. He wanted a neck pickup with a flowing, singing solo tone when used with a heavily overdriven amp, plus a clear chord sound with a clean amp setting.
The DiMarzio DP227 guitar pickup is recommended for the neck position but can also be used in bridge position.
Wiring: 4-conductor cable
Magnet: Alnico V
Resistance: 10.75 Kohm
The Music Farm is an Authorized DiMarzio Dealer.