DiMarzio DP228W Crunch Lab Bridge Pickup

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One thing has stayed consistent throughout John Petrucci’s long and successful career: the DiMarzio® pickups in his guitars. John has been pushing the envelope of progressive metal since the late eighties, and the new DiMarzio® Crunch Lab™ Bridge Model ensued from our most recent collaboration with John. He used it throughout Dream Theater’s tenth studio album, “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”. John swears this is the best live and studio sound he has ever had, and the name says it all — “crunch” is what it’s all about with a big, tight sound that’s neither muddy nor thin.

The Crunch Lab™ is noteworthy (bad pun alert) for what it doesn’t do: it’s not a screamer, and it’s not about thundering lows. Its physical appearance is identical to the D Sonic™, but the internal design is a lot different. It’s louder, and the highs have more depth. The lows and mids are more open, and this is crucial for playing chords with body and presence through a gained-out amp. The voicing of the pickup is also different enough to the point that John prefers the Crunch Lab™ to be installed in almost all of his guitars (including the JP Bari) with the solid bar toward the neck, regardless of the guitar’s tuning.

Recommended for Bridge position


  • High power output
  • 4 Conductor
  • Ceramic magnet
  • 11.03Kohm resistance
  • Output: 410
  • Bass: 6.0
  • Middle: 5.5
  • Treble: 4.5

Item shown: DiMarzio DP228W Crunch Lab Bridge Pickup
Model #: DP228W
UPC: 663334035065

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2 lbs


6 × 4 × 4 in

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