Re: Need Bridge PU Suggestions! (Tried several Dimarzio)
Well guys I installed a Dominion bridge this evening and... this pickup is awesome! Perfect suggestion LonePhantom thanks! The mids are in the perfect spot and sound great for rhythm and solo work. It cleans up nicely too. I have a PAF Pro in neck and with split inside coils clean tone is great. Even full on bridge clean gives a good sound.
The thing I like about this pickup is it's actually quite neutral sounding. Yes the mids are boosted, but in a sweeter spot compared to the Tone Zone and definitely better than the EVO2 for my guitar. Because of this the pickup is far more versatile than the Tone Zone as well. The overall tone is darker than the EVO2 but not at all muddy like the Tone Zone can get in mahogany. The ceramic magnet does make it more "immediate" in response to your playing than the Alnico in the Norton. Even though the Norton and Dominion are very close in terms of output (Dominion just slightly higher), I'm able to drive my amp and get a huge rhythm sound I could never get from the Norton. The Norton also tended to have a slight nasal tone compared to the fuller sound from the Dominion.
The difference between the EVO2 and the Dominion are night and day. The EVO2 was thin sounding in comparison with loose nasally mids. It just didn't work in my guitar. I would go so far as to say it is the best bridge pickup I've played from Dimarzio hands down. I know it's new, but do yourself a favor and check it out. Perfect balance of power and tone!!