Dean recently has been trying to play up their pickup line. DMT which stands for Dean Magnetic Technologies is their line of pickups. And they are a throwback to the 70s with the ways they are ripping off other companies stuff. For many of their signature guitars now instead of putting in whatever pickup the artist really uses they have been copying the pickup and calling it their own custom design. For years and with every other guitar company he played with Michael Amott used a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge of his guitars. Now with Dean guitars and in a move that most other Dean endorsees are making he has switched over to in house Dean pickups. With Michael Amotts signature guitar their pickup of choice is the Tyrant. It is pretty obvious what pickup this is modeled closely after. This is a pretty high output pickup. It is rated at 16.2k which is pretty hot but not over the top compared to other modern pickups. The JB he used for years is rated at 16.4k so you can see things have not changed much. The Tyrant has 4 conductor wiring like just about every pickup made in the last 30 years. This means you can split the pickup but I dont think anyone who is interest in this pickup is interested in its split tones. This pickup is made for heavy metal brutality and melting faces. The pickup features overwound coils and large cap screws that tell everyone that this pickup is made for metal. These cap screws are also very noisy when a string comes in contact with them so that can be a problem. The pickup has a pretty sharp sound but it isnt as brutal as its exterior might make you think. Because its based on the JB it still has some old school tone with it. If you are looking to sound like Amott skip this and go with the JB. All the Amott tones you remember from all the Arch Enemy albums were done with that pickup not this one.