Re: Dimarzios in a Carvin???
I have two DiMarzios in my DC131 (H-S DC127). In the neck I have a Chopper, and in the bridge there's an X2N. Before X2N, I had a Tone Zone in there.
I will say that I LOVE the Chopper. It's exactly what I want: thicker and beefier than a traditional single coil, but with more punch and brightness than a full-size humbucker.
I liked the Tone Zone in there, but I honestly just got tired of it. The X2N is a serious metal pickup - almost like an EMG. Pinch harmonics just fly out of it.
My Carvin is all mahogany with just a clear coat and tung oil on the neck. I use this guitar for tooling around with hair metal and prog stuff.