Re: D Activator-X / X2N
Well, I just got my D Activator-X neck installed today. I did the normal series connection, for both the X2N bridge and the D Activator-X Neck.
The D Activator-X Neck model really sounds amazing in my opinion. Comparing to the Jackson stock neck pickup (Duncan Designed, made after Duncan Jazz model), this pickup has a lot more output, sounds clearer in clean tone, and as for distortion leads, i find it very defined and solid. and maybe due to its high output, I can sense the sustain is better. For a passive pickup, its really beyond my expectations...plus the look is killer... now i don't have to worry about my clean tone no more, because the X2N bridge's clean tone is kind of thin...
Since the D Activator-X neck is a new pickup, I'm writing this short review for anyone interested in how it sounds. I play metal mostly, but from time to time I like to play some slow rock ballads, this setup works wonders for me really.
Just an addition, although the D Activator-X neck is cool, but in my opinion it still can't beat the EMG 85 I have on my other guitar, which has even more output because being an active model. But if you dont like to have a 9V battery around.. then this D Activator-X neck is a good choice for neck position.