Gravity Storm™ Neck & Bridge Model humbuckers were designed for Steve Vai, and he has used them since their 2012 introduction. Steve is always a master of creativity, looking to extend the boundaries with his music and art. In that spirit of inventiveness, Steve worked with DiMarzio to design two Special Edition pickup covers for the Gravity Storm™ pickups.
The Dark Matter™ Neck & Bridge humbuckers feature a custom pickup grill, with a host of gear patterns reminiscent of a clock. The design is cut all the way through the satin nickel cover, allowing the pickup bobbins below to show through.
The Dark Matter™ Bridge is available in F-spacing only.
A high-impact pickup doesn’t need a tremendous output level to make its point. Where the Evolution® Bridge Model is about power and sharp-edged tone, the Dark Matter™ is more about depth and warm highs and mids. It’s very much a plug and play pickup — it doesn’t require a lot of tweaking to get a great sound. Because the highs are very fat, it’s possible to increase treble response on your amp without losing tone and sustain on the high frets.
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 340
DC Resistance: 15.19 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2016