The Injector DP423W
We first heard about Paul Gilbert in the 1980s.
Billy Sheehan told us about an amazing 18-year-old who had recently
arrived in California and had blown everyone away with his musicianship,
speed, and awesome technical ability in Racer X. Naturally, we
immediately asked Paul to become a DiMarzio® endorser. It was the start
of a great relationship.
Recently, Paul has been heavily into our Area™ pickups. He’s also been
playing a lot of Racer X-style instrumentals, so the time was right for
signature Paul Gilbert single-coil sized DiMarzio® pickups. The outcome
of our teamwork is the new Injector™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups.
Paul loves the results, and you can hear it on his latest CD, Fuzz Universe.
Recommended For: Bridge position, can also be used in Neck
Tech Talk: The Injector™ Bridge Model is one of our hottest
hum-canceling models (185mV output) with six individual Alnico magnets.
The sound is not like a vintage single-coil – highs are bright but not
glassy, and lows are solid and defined. It was designed to work equally
well with rapid single-note arpeggios and power chords without becoming
muddy or compressed. It has about 40% less magnet-pull than standard
single-coils, and this is essential for the superior speed and dynamic
range with which this pickup responds to pick attack.
Paul’s setup on the guitar he played on Fuzz Universe was Injector™ Neck
Model in the neck, Area 67™ in the middle, and Injector™ Bridge Model
in the bridge. The Injector™ is a lot louder and warmer than the Area
67™ but the combination produces varied tonal colors in the 2 and 4
positions, with the Area 67™ alone providing vintage tone and the
Injector™ Neck and Bridge for heavier sounds.
Magnet: Alnico II
DC resistance: 11,35