Price paid: $ 69.99
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 9
This is a very powerful bridge [recomended] pickup. I think the output is 470 and the resistance is around 11.5 ohms. I am using a Peavey Bandit 112 with a Peavey Sheffield cab. This pickup was created in mind of an active curcuit; how the pickup is clear sounding and articulate. These get rid of the battery and the sterile edginess of most popular active pickups (i.e. EMG's). The D Activato brings out the treble and mids while keepingn the lows tight and cruchy, while being able to clean up very well on lower volumes without losing depth. They also stay articulate even in the lowest of tunings and dive-bombs.
Overall Impression — 9
I love the simple 4 Conductor wiring and the versatility of it. I don't hate anything about it. I installed it in every one of my Ibanez's: RG2EX2, RGR421EXFM, S5470 Prestige in the bridge position. I recomend it to anyone who loves active pickups but wants more versatility and convenience.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've had this pickup set in my Ibanez RG2EX2 since 2007 so it's lasted 2 and a half years and seems like it will last (because it's passive). I gig frequently and play nonstop and they still sound the same as the day I put them in. I feel like I can definately depend on it for anything.