We love working with Steve Vai. As an artist, hes constantly evolving and expanding the limits with his playing, composing, and instruments. So when he approached us about pickups for a new incarnation of his signature JEM, we developed Dark Matter 2 Neck, Bridge, and Middle models. These pickups are specifically EQed to match the earthy, organic aura of the new guitar.
High output pickups can sometimes have anomalies in the high register, meaning they have some sharp edges. While theyre definitely high output like Steves other pickups, the new Dark Matter 2 pickups are engineered with a slight softness on the top end.
The Dark Matter 2 Middle pickup is a single-coil in satin nickel, designed to coordinate with the interlocking gear pattern pickup grills of the Dark Matter 2 Neck and Bridge.
Dark Matter 2 pickups come standard in the new Ibanez JEM Woody guitar, and are available to purchase individually from DiMarzio.
The Dark Matter 2 Middle is available in F-spacing only.