(PRESS RELEASE): DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Eclipse 8™ Neck (DP813) and Bridge (DP814) hum-canceling pickups for 8-string electric guitars. The Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups were designed for and with Javier Reyes, who uses them in his signature JR-608 by ESP.
Whether he’s gigging with Animals As Leaders or Mestis, Javier Reyes is a marvelous player. His diverse style contains elements of progressive metal, classical, jazz, and Latin sounds. With his masterful playing, Javier is on the cutting edge of extended-range 8-string guitars.
The Eclipse 8™ Neck Model is a unique combination of design elements. The coils are tuned to different frequencies with different inductance loading to create the unique Eclipse 8™ sound. The pickup has an output level similar to that of a PAF® but with a radically different sound. Lows and mids are very transparent, and the highs have the kind of glassy chime most often associated with single-coil pickups. Javier requested a neck pickup that allowed the lower and higher strings to be fairly equal in level so that the melody would be present as well as the extended chords underneath. The Eclipse 8™ Neck Model has outstanding headroom, and is equally effective with hyper-clean and heavily overdriven sounds.
Versatility is one of the primary elements of Javier’s sound. He wanted a bridge pickup that was great for clean and for semi-driven, and at the same time for high gain with a lot of punch. It also needed to be very responsive to how he picks. The Eclipse 8™ Bridge Model is hot, but it isn’t super-saturated. It has very clean lows and mids that maintain clarity even with extreme gain through the entire 8-string frequency range. Solos sparkle, and palm-muting really pops. Javier often uses the split-coil option, which is very clean and open sounding without brittle highs.
DiMarzio’s Eclipse 8™ Neck and Bridge pickups are made in the U.S.A., and may now be ordered for immediate delivery.