LOVE the Gravity Storm bridge - but
...I now have overlap with the BK Abraxas in my Strat. What does that say? DiMarzio CRUSHED IT with this design! It's about 1/2 the cost of the BK and splits just as well, if not better - and is beautiful. I just need something a bit bigger sounding - more push and mids, if possible. If I just got a bit more output and thickness, I'd be done.
The GS neck is the end-all/be-all as far as I'm concerned. It's so juicy, clear, and chewy. The best qualities of a SC and HB fused + it splits exceedingly well. I find it to be a bit louder than the bridge, even, and I've no more room to lower it.
So, what is a guy that loves heavy rock to do? I'm in a one guitarist band and play lead 70% of the time and hold down rhythm the remainder. Splitting is a nice-to-have, but I need thick, rich, and chewy midrange. Love fluid lead tones that sing and break up into harmonics. Clarity is important, as well.
Again - hands down the best DiMarzio I've ever tried - and it's forced me to come off of a 4 year BK bender. Consider my mind open. I'm willing ot live with this pickup, but it makes me want to sell my strat out of redundancy.