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Dimarzio Crunch Lab 7

 
John Petrucci's latest pick-up in a 7 string format.


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It's good. Not great, but good.

Comments Guitar: Ibanez RGD2127Z
Tuning: Drop A
Position: Bridge, bar facing the neck
Amp: Peavey 6505+ through a Mesa Oversized cab (all EQ at noon)
Styles: Clean, Crunch and Death Metal
Opinion: Good but not for me.

Clean: It's a very sparkly, glassy clean. A bit too much treble and bite. But it's a bridge pickup, what do you expect? It was fun to play funk on though. It had great snap and attack! Good for Ska too if you're into that kind of thing.

Crunch: Definitely started to show off that clarity that everyone loves about it. Though it wasn't any clearer than my D-Sonic 7. It's very articulate and, well, crunchy. But if you pick soft, it was clean as a whistle! It was a bit thin though. Not a lot of meat coming out of it. Definitely NOT a good feature.

Death Metal: The clarity really shines here! I can play a chord and hear every note in it! And it handles the low end like a champ! It's definitely as tight as everyone claims. But very thin as well. Definitely a djent pickup.


Liked about it Clarity.
Versatility.
Great attack!


Didn't like It's a bit thin once gain it added.


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3.5

By D.M.RG7620
Sep 25, 2012
 
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great pickup more than i was expecting

Comments this pickup went into a custom jem with a korina body. i was expecting to give up some much loved clarity that the dimarzio d-activator had given the guitar. this was not the case, the crunch lab was very clear with much smoother mids and highs. crunch lab has a distinct character in seperating the notes when picking through chords fast. very defined and tight low end. the pickup has the perfect warmth for hard rock and metal.


Liked about it the dimarzio website description was extremely accurate for this pickup. just a good sounding pickup. responds well with a high quality overdrive and/or clean boost for added clarity and tone sculpting. as always if you dont like it, exchange it through dimarzio


Didn't like theres nothing not to like about it


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5.0

By bhuard75
Oct 17, 2009
 
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not a D-Sonic and definitely not a Megadrive

Comments definitely not a tweaked-up D-Sonic....


Liked about it ... the CL7 I have is installed with the bar towards the bridge. Really like how it crunches (no suprise here) and it's in your face while being articulate and dynamic without being "over-the-top". Cleans with the CL7 is brighter than a D-Sonic. The closest thing I can really compare this to is an Evo7 without the shrills and extra crunch.


Didn't like ... if you're used to the D-Sonic's "boom", the CL7 tighter bass makes it suitable for playing fast rhythms while being clear on every note and chord. The magnet on this pup is quite huge, had to do some minor routing in the cavity so it doesn't touch the strings. Otherwise, this pup doesn't disappoint.


Overall satisfaction:
 
5.0

By reguv760
Oct 08, 2009
 
Last updated: September 11, 2010
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