DiMarzio releases new artist series guitar pickups

May 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Press Release–If you’ve been admiring Andy Timmons’s signature Ibanez, Billy Corgan’s new Fender Strat, or Steve Morse’s custom Music Man but can’t break the bank, DiMarzio has the answer. For 2009, we’re releasing the DiMarzio Andy Timmons AT-1, the Billy Corgan BC-1 & BC-2 and reintroducing the Steve Morse Neck and Steve Morse Bridge model pickups – the same custom signature pickups in these artists’ guitars.

Andy has been described as a “player’s player” because of his great touch, phrasing and tone. Since 2001, he’s been playing a custom DiMarzio bridge humbucker and until now that pickup has only been available in his signature Ibanez guitar. For the first time we offer the Andy Timmons’ AT-1 with the balance, warmth and clarity of a classic humbucker and the attack of a hot rock pickup.

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As a result of working with Billy Corgan on his custom Strat, we modified the Air Norton S for the neck and the Tone Zone S for the bridge. Billy asked for a deeper sound from the low strings without losing punch and a cleaner sound with high-gain amps. We lowered the frequency response of one coil in each pickup to boost the bass while opening up the mids. The end result is the new BC-1 and BC-2.

Steve Morse has developed a unique approach to soloing and we followed Steve’s lead in developing unique pickups to be there when he needs them. Steve likes an even balance up and down the fingerboard. The Steve Morse Neck model has a dark, clean and uncompressed sound with low output and warm, smooth attack. The Steve Morse Bridge model has lots of power with a strong upper midrange peak making the low notes pop with a hard pick attack. The lows are tight and clean even when he uses them with a high-gain amp.

Ibanez JS2PRM Chromeboy Guitar

January 26, 2009 by · 7 Comments 

Ibanez JS2PRM Chromeboy GuitarThe Ibanez JS2PRM electric guitar is a custom guitar, designed in conjunction with guitar master Joe Satriani. The JS2PRM is based on Satch’s previous (and famous) ‘Chromeboy’ design, which features a mirrored chrome finish. The most striking feature of the JS2PRM is that it is designed to look as though the guitar was fashioned from a block of metal, rather than wood.

The limited edition Ibanez JS2PRM is essentially the third design in the Chromeboy family of guitars, with only 60 pieces made, 38 of which are available here in the United States. As with all other Ibanez guitars co-designed by Joe Satriani, the quality of the JS2PRM is exceptional. Read more