Dimarzio Dominion Mark Morton Pickups
At NAMM last week the Dimarzio Dominion pickups were announced. Designed for Mark Morton of Lamb of God fame. The Dimarzio DP244 and DP245
At NAMM last week the Dimarzio Dominion pickups were announced. Designed for Mark Morton of Lamb of God fame. The Dimarzio DP244 and DP245.
The best way to know how well a pickup will perform is to play it in the real world. That’s exactly what Mark Morton did. He toured and recorded in Lamb of God with Dominion™ pickups in his main guitars for over two years. Mark’s confident they do exactly what he wants, and what he wants are pickups that work hard and sound great.
Mark’s primary requirements for the neck pickup are that it coordinate with the bridge position and produce a well-balanced, clean sound. The Dominion™ Neck model is a little hotter than a typical vintage humbucker, and it has more edge and speed, to keep up with the Dominion™ Bridge model. Mark favors a thick amp sound, so the Dominion™ Neck model has a good amount of presence for definition and focus.
Mark likes a thick sound in the bridge position, but he doesn’t want the lows to be muddy, and he needs the pickup to have fast response to pick attack. DiMarzio accomplished this with a combination of coils wound for a warm tone and a ceramic magnet for speed. Mark uses a good amount of amp gain, so the pickup output is medium to keep the sound big for both solos and chords. Mark also asked for a good split-coil sound, and the Dominion™ has that, as well.
27th January 2012