In May, John Petrucci received a fresh Majesty axe stocked with new Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher humbuckers. Both pickups are now up for general sale, and each is available in either six- or seven-string versions.
The Dreamcatcher, which is the bridge pup, is designed to have a greater dynamic range and enhanced sensitivity towards pick attack. Tone-wise, this pickup is said to beef up the low-mids, letting you cut through the mix without piercing highs or muddied lows.
Like its sibling, the neck-positioned Rainmaker also promises enhanced dynamic range and pick attack sensitivity. What’s unique about this pickup, however, is its voicing mix of warmer highs and open mids, which makes it suitable for players who flit between both classic and modern styles.
The Dreamcatcher and Rainmaker retail from $89.99 each, while the Dreamcatcher 7 and Rainmaker 7 retail from $99.99 each. More info at dimarzio.com.