Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Moncton NB, Canada
Anyone tried the D Activator-X?
I just bought a 91 RG550 on the bay, it has the original pickups and I'm changing them with Dimarzio. I wanted to try something different and after considering many different combos, the D Activator seemed interesting, and so does the D Activator-X, on the plus I think the D Activator-X would look pretty cool too hehe. But what's the opinion on sound, is it too hot? I know they emulate active pickups, I hate EMG's I find they sound too sterile and flat to me, does the D Activator-X keep the power and high output of pickups like EMG but still has that versatile Dimarzio tone? If you wonder what my playing style is. I play mostly metal, no blues no jazz and very rarely do I play clean. I play Dream Theater, Opeth, Children of Bodom and of course alot of Vai and Satriani. But I don't try to emulate any of those artists tone, I have my own tone and my own style.
Based on what I just said, could D Activator-X be good for me? I usually just buy it and try myself, I hate to ask for advice, but I'm curious what you guys think of these.