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  • Anonymous

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 03/27/04 at 03:24
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The DP158 (bridge) (DP159 neck for version), "Evolution" for short, is a micro ceramic 4 son.

    Adopt Steve Vai, more rput for his solos shredder for his passion for occarina and chamber music.

    In lead, he dmnage: tradition at DiMarzio pickups the faithful restitution, an adapted sound spectrum style, low prsentes and muscles, aggressive microphone. Quite lev gain fairly easy harmonics out. The sound remains prcis, it is never muddy.

    Rhythmic, it's something else. In clean, one picks up a treble graillon garish, in short not pleasant at all, less than curb it vigorously with EQ and a bit of chorus.

    In rhythmic saturated b'en is so so also: big rock, a happening, but ds that EQ is …
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    The DP158 (bridge) (DP159 neck for version), "Evolution" for short, is a micro ceramic 4 son.

    Adopt Steve Vai, more rput for his solos shredder for his passion for occarina and chamber music.

    In lead, he dmnage: tradition at DiMarzio pickups the faithful restitution, an adapted sound spectrum style, low prsentes and muscles, aggressive microphone. Quite lev gain fairly easy harmonics out. The sound remains prcis, it is never muddy.

    Rhythmic, it's something else. In clean, one picks up a treble graillon garish, in short not pleasant at all, less than curb it vigorously with EQ and a bit of chorus.

    In rhythmic saturated b'en is so so also: big rock, a happening, but ds that EQ is found to nurse hairpin (large hollow in mdiums), it does not comfortable, not suited what.

    Steve Vai has raided other less extreme microphones, "The Breed" DP166 (bridge) and DP165 (neck). Less extreme, but that's not the models "Jazz" ...

    In conclusion, I think the Evo, over time, has an unpleasant personality. And it is not versatile. It sends the gain, but ... it is cold enough, not fabulous without clear effects, saturated it does its job, but it does not really me there is not enough "singing" .dropoff window

    EMG 81 is far more frquentable (yes, that micro coldness of reputation is a blaze in compar Evo !!!).

    A buy knowingly so.
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  • Le TazLe Taz

    The voice of his master

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 02/11/14 at 01:38
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Micro installed on a somewhat modified PLO Axis Floyd (new maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, Schaller floyd) basswood with maple veneer. If you are a shredder or lead guitarist in a metal record, it is happiness. It has the accuracy and bite, some heat for this register, which is relative. This is the micro Steve Vai, so no surprise, it was not the heat of a bang for the blues or jazz, this microphone will be off-topic. Ceramics offer a good level of output, above average, but not show draft. The microphone is more balanced than we think, even if it is mainly lead it reveals its potential. You will not find the bassy and stretched a Tone Zone-response. A good microphone, and even very good …
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    Micro installed on a somewhat modified PLO Axis Floyd (new maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, Schaller floyd) basswood with maple veneer. If you are a shredder or lead guitarist in a metal record, it is happiness. It has the accuracy and bite, some heat for this register, which is relative. This is the micro Steve Vai, so no surprise, it was not the heat of a bang for the blues or jazz, this microphone will be off-topic. Ceramics offer a good level of output, above average, but not show draft. The microphone is more balanced than we think, even if it is mainly lead it reveals its potential. You will not find the bassy and stretched a Tone Zone-response. A good microphone, and even very good in its scope, which certainly still versatility, but still a must for shred and lead ultra saturated.
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  • RiceEatin2010GTRiceEatin2010GT

    Steve Vai's most famous pickup

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 10/21/12 at 12:10
    Steve Vai has been a long time DiMarzio and Ibanez user. This is probably the most famous of his pickups and is the one everyone thinks of when they hear Steve Vai’s tone. If you’ve ever seen his white Ibanez guitar, then you’ve probably seen this pickup in action. It is a high output pickup, but it still has some dynamics to it. Granted, there are better pickups out there in the dynamics department, this still had more than some of the other DiMarzio offerings at the time. It has a lot of midrange and high end grind. That’s a common complaint that people have with this, actually. He originally made this with the intent of matching it with an alder body, but I’m not sure I totally ag…
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    Steve Vai has been a long time DiMarzio and Ibanez user. This is probably the most famous of his pickups and is the one everyone thinks of when they hear Steve Vai’s tone. If you’ve ever seen his white Ibanez guitar, then you’ve probably seen this pickup in action. It is a high output pickup, but it still has some dynamics to it. Granted, there are better pickups out there in the dynamics department, this still had more than some of the other DiMarzio offerings at the time. It has a lot of midrange and high end grind. That’s a common complaint that people have with this, actually. He originally made this with the intent of matching it with an alder body, but I’m not sure I totally agree with him in that aspect. To me, this pickup suits something like basswood or mahogany better. I would never use this pickup in swamp ash for fear of the treble becoming too brittle sounding. The pickup has some nice bass, and it’s not so overpowering that it’ll muddy up your tone. The pickup gets compared to an EMG 81 quite a bit, and there are some similarities between the two pickups. Both are very tight pickups, and the Evo is more dynamic overall, but they’re still not quite the same. The pickup is very good, but you just have to be careful what guitar you put this in. If you put it in a guitar that’s bright sounding, it’ll become too overbearing in the high end and kill the audience’s ears. One other trick to do would be to run a darker sounding amplifier, kind of like what Vai does. They’ll naturally complement each other then. I used this in an HSH configured guitar, and when it has the auto split thing going on, it matches nicely with the middle single coil for that old school stratocaster sound.
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  • TIMONTIMON

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 03/02/03 at 12:56
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I had this on a micro metallmaster in acute
    It is a powerful micro trs
    It is not strong acute trs
    clean sounds are no live in the amp
    crunch sounds are a shit
    the distorted sounds are not bad but the serious degeulent
    In short this versatile microphone is not his strong point is the saturation and color of its issue that sounds pretty as HEAVY METAL ROCK AND ROLL
    N hope to have the sound of STEVE VAI with
    Over time the lesson of all this if you want the heavy AMERLOC Di Marzio and then if you want to ROCK AND ROLL SEYMOUR DUNCAN then the difference is subtle to the ears of debutant but for others it is huge
  • tortueninjatortueninja

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 12/14/04 at 10:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It's been about 6 months I use my style of play is pluttmtal (Dream Theater, Extreme, Satriani, Vai ...).
    Disto:
    Huge potato in the bass
    Her trs prcis (amateur hardcore sounds bold type on fly like the plague, for all lovers of good disto mtal is a good plan),
    Submitted acute but not imposing,
    Littralement harmonic singing with a good amp lamps.

    Its clear

    Not great double crunch because it very easy, in a intermdiaire not bad but not great.
    I think Splitt intermdiaire sound position must be good, but I could not try because my Push / Pull is dead.

    There are some features of "his Vaquot; in disto: harmonics, grain (if you know the song Bad Horsie, you'll know what to exp…
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    It's been about 6 months I use my style of play is pluttmtal (Dream Theater, Extreme, Satriani, Vai ...).
    Disto:
    Huge potato in the bass
    Her trs prcis (amateur hardcore sounds bold type on fly like the plague, for all lovers of good disto mtal is a good plan),
    Submitted acute but not imposing,
    Littralement harmonic singing with a good amp lamps.

    Its clear

    Not great double crunch because it very easy, in a intermdiaire not bad but not great.
    I think Splitt intermdiaire sound position must be good, but I could not try because my Push / Pull is dead.

    There are some features of "his Vaquot; in disto: harmonics, grain (if you know the song Bad Horsie, you'll know what to expect) and the bass.

    For fans of the versatile 6 I would put him at the moment
    For fans of metal is the 9 / 10, it would have 10 if not n'tait typ.
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  • brutalpedzbrutalpedz

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 03/16/05 at 06:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It is a micro well equilibrated in the same TRS with a smooth nrme distortion. A good level of output is 404 mv, but it is relatively cold and clean by not terrible against sings littralement harmonics are beautiful and filled with great and incredibly prcis, so perfect for hard-rock type solis vai or satriani music and techniques such brutal death. In my case, I love it and would not change for anything, APRS is a matter of got ...
  • albarionalbarion

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 04/04/05 at 14:12
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Ceal is 6 months I use it on an ibanez S370
    What I love is that the sound is precise, warm, full of harmonics. For many reproaches against his clear sound while in splits I think it's hell
    The microphone to the sound and co vai
    especially given the go up to a luthier and ADJUST. Not rgler we quickly had a screaming sound completely rotten (besides the jem abuss are same as they are not rgler)
    If I had all my money j'quiperais evo guitar (or as Bill Lawrence)
  • goldorackgoldorack

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 08/15/05 at 13:37
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    Having an ibanez jem possd 7V WH (MODEL signature steve will I tested this microphone and his neck version in the best conditions since this guitar and these pickups crs t have to work together . Ct distortion, which impressed me most is the enormous and incredible precision POTATO it offers: the grain is tightened trs rch, law, aggressive, powerful in short, a micro size for big sound, but also rev-edged sword. It is therefore the opposite of a tone zone, for example. We must go at once molo with the amp and the gain if has become too much. At the EQ, it is quite equilibrated (see website DiMarzio). What makes some people are too loud is that its prcicion, its power and ct make howling not…
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    Having an ibanez jem possd 7V WH (MODEL signature steve will I tested this microphone and his neck version in the best conditions since this guitar and these pickups crs t have to work together . Ct distortion, which impressed me most is the enormous and incredible precision POTATO it offers: the grain is tightened trs rch, law, aggressive, powerful in short, a micro size for big sound, but also rev-edged sword. It is therefore the opposite of a tone zone, for example. We must go at once molo with the amp and the gain if has become too much. At the EQ, it is quite equilibrated (see website DiMarzio). What makes some people are too loud is that its prcicion, its power and ct make howling notes jump out of the enclosure, such as acute low (ct o the screaming, the treble as unbearable for our ears naturally high volume) Harmonics are also incredible, so they howl! If you plug the guitar into a marshall (whatever they may say) with a bit of reverb, VAI is the sound live. It would be crazy not reconnatre this sound, provided that one is a fan. In terms of clean sounds, although sr must tweak a bit, because the EVO is trs trs aggressive crunch so it quickly. That said that is pretty ct "the edge" of the saturation. To get a clear home clear the splitter in parallle with another mic if possible, and rebelote: the sound is clear (with some good effects sr) . OK it was not the sound of Go so simply, but it's quite striking because the sounds are recognizable obtained immediately. (compare the album Alien Love Secrets is close trs) Finally, TRS is a really good mic for the big rock (gently on the gain of the amplifier!) as for the metal. Be careful not to install it on a skyscraper in its crystalline branch e engl amp type or Peavy, the sound will be too stride.
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  • jmabatejmabate

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 04/09/06 at 14:10
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hi All
    I use evolution in the bridge of a DP-159 Ibanez Sabre 470
    a metal style:
    its high output (404 mV) and the rponse homogne frquences provides a tight, aggressive and noisy. noisy in the good way, he here must! It also promotes the harmonic resonances for thunder
    short a microphone that boosts your guitar and your amp but the fire or prampli wanting more!
  • kinder_guanokinder_guano

    DiMarzio DP159 Evolution BridgePublished on 11/03/06 at 23:59
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Rcup 'with me, 27/03/2004
    The DP158 (bridge) (DP159 neck for version), "Evolution" for short, is a micro 4 cramique son.

    Adopted by Steve Vai, more for his solos rput shredder for his passion for occarina and chamber music.

    In lead, it dmnage: tradition at DiMarzio, microphones restitution Fidler, a sound spectrum adapted to the style, and low Submitted muscles, a micro aggressive. Gain enough lev harmonics out fairly easy. The sound is prcis, it is never muddy.

    In rhythm, is something else. By clean, we pick up a screaming treble burning fat, not enjoyable at all short, less than the curb with a strong EQ and a bit of chorus.

    In rhythmic saturated b'en is so so too: big rock,…
    Read more
    Rcup 'with me, 27/03/2004
    The DP158 (bridge) (DP159 neck for version), "Evolution" for short, is a micro 4 cramique son.

    Adopted by Steve Vai, more for his solos rput shredder for his passion for occarina and chamber music.

    In lead, it dmnage: tradition at DiMarzio, microphones restitution Fidler, a sound spectrum adapted to the style, and low Submitted muscles, a micro aggressive. Gain enough lev harmonics out fairly easy. The sound is prcis, it is never muddy.

    In rhythm, is something else. By clean, we pick up a screaming treble burning fat, not enjoyable at all short, less than the curb with a strong EQ and a bit of chorus.

    In rhythmic saturated b'en is so so too: big rock, a happening, but we attacked the ds palm mute barbarian, he is not comfortable, not what suited .

    Steve Vai has raided other microphones less extreme, the "The Breed" DP166 (bridge) and DP165 (neck). Less extreme, but it's not the MODELS "Jazz" ...

    In conclusion, I think the Evo, over time, has a personality dsagrable. And it is not versatile. It sends the gain, but ... it is quite cold, not fabulous without clear effects in saturated it is doing its job, but it does not really me it is not enough "singing". And really too much treble.

    An EMG 81 is much more frquentable my opinion (yes, the reputable micro coldness is a fire compared to Evo !!!). Or otherwise, in the passive b'en a Tone Zone.

    A purchase knowingly so. Personally, I dtest.
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