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DiMarzio Gravity Storm Pickups

Mark my words, ALL of the publications are gonna lead with something about a storm coming. Mark. My. Words.

Here’s the press release


Staten Island, N.Y., July 22, 2012 – DiMarzio, Inc. announced it will release two new Gravity Storm™ humbucking pickups for electric guitars in mid-August. The Gravity Storm™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups were designed for Steve Vai. The pickups are named after a song on his new CD, Steve Vai: The Story of Light, that will be released on August 14, 2012 by Vai’s Favored Nations label.

The Gravity Storm™ is the next step in Steve Vai’s pickup evolution. Vai used to speak of pickup sounds in terms of specific frequency responses, but now he describes them in terms of flavors and textures. The flavor of The Gravity Storm™ Neck Model (DP252) is sweet and warm, but the texture has an edge to it. The combination of fat neck position tone with harmonics gives the Gravity Storm™ Neck Model an unusual throaty quality that sounds like a cross between a humbucker and a single-coil.

Steve described the sound he wanted from his new Gravity Storm™ Bridge Model (DP253) pickup as “a thundering cloud of ice cream”. It is very much a plug and play pickup – it does not require a lot of tweaking to get a great sound. Because the highs are very fat, it is possible to increase treble response on one’s amp without losing tone and sustain on the high frets.

DiMarzio’s new Gravity Storm™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and will be available August 14, 2012 from www.guitarcenter.com and www.musiciansfriend.com. They will go on sale from all DiMarzio dealers on September 14, 2012. Suggested List Price for each pickup is $115. For more information about Gravity Storm™ pickups, visit the DiMarzio website at www.dimarzio.com.



Gravity Stormâ„¢ Neck Model DP252 List Price $115 USD
Wiring: 4-conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 290mV
Treble: 5
Mid: 6
Bass: 6
DC resistance: 12.56Kohms

Gravity Stormâ„¢ Bridge Model DP253 List Price $115 USD
Wiring: 4-conductor
Output: 340mV
Treble: 4.5
Mid: 9
Bass: 7.5
DC resistance: 15.19Kohms

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  • Mr. Warshaw September 10, 2012, 1:22 am


  • el jefe de la cucina September 10, 2012, 1:29 am


  • Henry September 14, 2012, 2:53 pm

    The storm must be angry wallets rumbling. $115 a piece is pretty steep for a DiMarzio. Great brand regardless. Have you tried their 36th anniversary PAFs? Very nice and much more affordable.

  • el jefe de la cucina September 14, 2012, 3:03 pm

    The only DiMarzios I’ve tried are the Virtual
    Vintage single coils. I’m looking forward to reviewing these in a couple of weeks.