- DP813 Eclipse 8-String Humbucker Neck Pickup
- DP814 Eclipse 8-String Humbucker Bridge Pickup
- Ceramic Magnets
- Four Conductor Wiring
- Made in USA
- Five Year Warranty
This set includes the DiMarzio DP813 Eclipse 8-String Neck pickup and the DiMarzio DP814 Eclipse Bridge pickup.
The Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups were developed for and with Javier Reyes. Whether he’s gigging with Animals As Leaders or Mestis, Javier Reyes is a marvelous player. His diverse style contains elements of progressive metal, classical, jazz, and Latin sounds. With his masterful playing, Javier is on the cutting edge of extended-range 8-string guitars.
Javier's neck pickup is a unique combination of design elements. The coils are tuned to different frequencies with different inductance loading to create the unique Eclipse 8 sound. The pickup has an output level similar to that of a PAF, but with a radically different sound. Lows and mids are very transparent, and the highs have the kind of glassy chime most often associated with single-coil pickups.
Javier requested a neck pickup that allowed the lower and higher strings to be fairly equal in level so that the melody would be present as well as the extended chords underneath. The Eclipse 8 Neck Model has outstanding headroom, and is equally effective with hyper-clean and heavily overdriven sounds.
Versatility is one of the primary elements of Javier's sound. He wanted a bridge pickup that was great for clean, for semi-driven, and at the same time for high gain with a lot of punch. It also needed to be very responsive to how he picks. His bridge pickup is hot, but it isn't super-saturated. It has very clean lows and mids that maintain clarity even with extreme gain, through the entire 8-string frequency range. Solos sparkle, and palm-muting really pops. Javier often uses the split-coil option, which is very clean and open sounding, without brittle highs.