I was wondering, are the Dimarzio D Activator pickups any good. I'm wanting to get that new Ibanez VBT700 and those are the pickups it comes with.
what are they?
i have no clue. that's why i'm asking. i looked em up on their website and read about em, but i wanna hear from someone who's used them.
Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound - powerful, clean, open-sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. The down side for many players is that they also sound cold, have limited dynamics and run out of headroom when played hard. And of course, they need batteries. In 2006 we took a close look at the most popular active neck and bridge humbuckers to see if we could capture all of the good qualities and eliminate the disadvantages. The D Activator™ neck and bridge models are the result. They have the same loud yet clean sound as the active humbuckers players are familiar with, and killer harmonics. They also respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. In a word, they rock. And they don’t need batteries.
Recommended For: Bridge
There's also a D-Activator for the neck position.
EDIT: I'm really considering one of these now.