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 metal since the late eighties, and the new DiMarzio® Crunch Lab™
Bridge Model ensued from our most recent collaboration with John. He used it
throughout Dream Theater’s tenth studio album, ”Black Clouds & Silver
Linings”. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever
had, and the name says it all ”crunch” is what it’s all about with a
big, tight sound that’s neither muddy nor thin.
Recommended For Bridge position.
The Crunch Lab™ is noteworthy (bad pun alert) for what it doesn’t do: it’s not
a screamer, and it’s not about thundering lows. Its physical appearance is
identical to the D Sonic™, but the internal design is a lot different. It’s
louder, and the highs have more depth. The lows and mids are more open, and
this is crucial for playing chords with body and presence through a gained-out
amp. The voicing of the pickup is also different enough to the point that John
prefers the Crunch Lab™ to be installed in almost all of his guitars (including
the JP Bari) with the solid bar toward the neck, regardless of the guitar’s
Wiring: 4 Conductor.
Output mV: 410.
DC Resistance: 11.03 Kohm.
Year of Introduction: 2009.
Patent: 4,501,185 & 5,908,998.