John Petrucci and DiMarzio designed the DiMarzio DP227 LiquiFire Guitar Humbucker Pickup in their latest collaboration. John used it throughout Dream Theater’s tenth studio album, ‘Black Clouds & Silver Linings’. John swears the LiquiFire pickup is the best live and studio sound he has ever had. The DiMarzio DP227 LiquiFire delivers a flowing, singing solo tone when used with a heavily overdriven amp and a clear chord sound with a clean amp setting.
Since the mid 1990s, John’s neck pickup sound has been based on either the standard Air Norton or the custom version in his Ernie Ball guitars. The DiMarzio LiquiFire has several significant differences. Its treble response is warmer and smoother while bass response is tighter and brighter. The total sound has a more focused voice which works equally well for highly overdriven solos and complex, clean chords.