DiMarzio Releases Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher Pickups

DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of Rainmaker™ Neck (DP281), Rainmaker 7™ Neck (DP723), Dreamcatcher™ Bridge (DP282F), and Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge (DP724) pickups for 6- and 7-string electric guitars. The Rainmaker™ Neck and Dreamcatcher™ Bridge were developed for John Petrucci of Dream Theater.

John says the new Rainmaker™ and Dreamcatcher™ neck and bridge pickups are “the quintessential tone-monsters we’ve been working on together since our very first collaboration, and the end result is absolutely mind-blowing.

“From the moment I plugged in the guitar and played the first note, I knew that we achieved Holy Grail-level results. With these pickups, the Majesty’s inherent tonal complexities and beauty are brought out in a way that gives the guitar an expressive, intense, fearless, creamy, gorgeous, pure, unobstructed, and addictively powerful voice. It literally feels like the guitar is alive and ready to jump out of my hands!”

Although designed specifically for John’s neck-through signature Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitar, the basic performance shows the overall direction John said he wants to follow in pursuit of his personal sound. These pickups have an increased sensitivity to pick attack and more dynamic range overall.

The Rainmaker™ Neck and Rainmaker 7™ Neck have an interesting blend of both warmer highs and more open mids to blend classic and modern approaches to the neck pickup. The Rainmaker™ Neck (for 6-string guitars) is available in standard spacing only.

The Dreamcatcher™ Bridge and Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge focus more power on the low mids to allow the bridge position to cut through the mix without brittle highs or muddy lows. The Dreamcatcher™ Bridge (for 6-sting guitars) is available in F-spacing only.

John claims, “These pickups are truly inspirational, and I look forward to hearing them roar on stage, and in the studio night after night!”

DiMarzio’s Rainmaker™ Neck, Rainmaker 7™ Neck, Dreamcatcher™ Bridge, and Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price for the Rainmaker™ Neck and Dreamcatcher™ Bridge is $129.99 (MAP $89.99). Suggested List Price for the Rainmaker 7™ Neck and Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge is $139.99 (MAP $99.99). For more information about the new Rainmaker™ Neck and Dreamcatcher™ Bridge pickups, please visit the website.

Rainmaker™ Neck DP281
Rainmaker™ Neck DP281

Rainmaker™ Neck DP281 • U.S. List Price $129.99

Recommended For: Neck position in solid and semi-solid guitars. Can also be used in the bridge position

TECH TALK:
Although it may seem odd, John Petrucci has recently requested more of a blues-based tone without sacrificing his signature Dream Theater sound. The Rainmaker™ Neck achieves this with a broader EQ than John’s other models, with open mids and a bit less output. The result is a sweet overdriven sound that can clean up when the volume is rolled down, and remains solid and articulate with high gain.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 275mV / Treble: 5.0 / Middle: 6.0 / Bass: 6.0
DC resistance: 11.62 Kohms
Patent Number: 4,501,185 & 5,908,998
Year of introduction: 2019

Dreamcatcher™ Bridge DP282
Dreamcatcher™ Bridge DP282

Dreamcatcher™ Bridge DP282 • U.S. List Price $129.99

Recommended For: Bridge position in solid body guitars

TECH TALK:
The Dreamcatcher™ Bridge is a heavyweight pickup that’s also light on its feet. It has power but is not ultra-high output. The power is concentrated on the low mids, and there is a small scoop in the upper mids to keep the overall sound both warm and defined. The split sound is both full and very focused for the middle position neck and bridge split combination that John Petrucci is known for.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 370mV / Treble: 4.5 / Middle: 8.0 / Bass: 6.5
DC resistance: 14.4 Kohms
Patent Number: 5,908,998
Year of introduction: 2019

Rainmaker 7™ Neck DP723
Rainmaker 7™ Neck DP723

Rainmaker 7™ Neck DP723 • U.S. List Price $139.99

Recommended For: Neck position in solid and semi-solid guitars. Can also be used in the bridge position

TECH TALK:
Although it may seem odd, John Petrucci has recently requested more of a blues-based tone without sacrificing his signature Dream Theater sound. The Rainmaker 7™ Neck achieves this with a broader EQ than John’s other models, with open mids and a bit less output. The result is a sweet overdriven sound that can clean up when the volume is rolled down, and remains solid and articulate with high gain.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 275mV / Treble: 5.0 / Middle: 6.0 / Bass: 6.0
DC resistance: 11.53 Kohms
Patent Number: 4,501,185 & 5,908,998
Year of introduction: 2019

Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge DP724
Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge DP724

Dreamcatcher 7™ Bridge DP724 • U.S. List Price $139.99

Recommended For: Bridge position in solid body guitars

TECH TALK:
The Dreamcatcher™ Bridge is a heavyweight pickup that’s also light on its feet. It has power, but is not ultra-high output. The power is concentrated on the low mids, and there is a small scoop in the upper mids to keep the overall sound both warm and defined. The split sound is both full and very focused for the middle position neck and bridge split combination that John Petrucci is known for.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 370mV / Treble: 4.5 / Middle: 8.0 / Bass: 6.5
DC resistance: 12.62 Kohms
Patent Number: 5,908,998
Year of introduction: 2019

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