Devin Townsend’s latest Framus Custom

Check out this beast!

Devin Townsend EMG Signature pickups with MEC Passive electronics, Tigerstripe Ebony fretboard, flamed maple neck, 3A Flamed Maple body with 1″ Birdeye Poplar top, purple Framus and DTP LEDs… love it!

This is a custom instrument for Devin, not a commercially available signature model. Read more about it here. And here are some more pics: Read More …

DiMarzio Steve Vai Gravity Storm pickups


Been looking for more info on DiMarzio’s new Gravity Storm pickups? The press release is now out and it’s a very interesting read. It sounds like Vai was really pushing for something different tonally with these compared to his previous signature pickups.

DiMarzio was nice enough to send a set for review, and while you’re waiting for the final verdict, here’s a little recording of me noodling on them through my Marshall.


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.

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