Periphery’s Jake Bowen is the latest artist to be honoured with a signature DiMarzio pickup set. As DiMarzio says on their website, the Titan pickups were developed for Jake’s new signature guitar with Ibanez. “Jake Bowen is one of the new generation of guitarists on the cutting edge of progressive rock,” DiMarzio says, “and the Titan™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups were developed for his new signature guitar by Ibanez. Jake’s bridge pickup is crucial to his sound. It needs to be dynamic, fast, and very tight, and it’s at home with both standard and dropped tunings.” Here’s a killer video of Jake jamming with Dream Theater’s John Petrucci (who is using his own new DiMarzios, the Illuminator set), followed by some info about each pickup.
Titan Bridge DP259
Many high-output pickups are either very bright or very dark. The Titan™ Bridge Model is bright where it needs to be — on the low end. The highs are warmer, and the Titan™ has a distinctive voice that doesn’t get lost, even in a dense, three-guitar mix.
Output mV: 418
DC Resistance: 11.07 Kohm
Titan Neck DP258
Jake’s music often calls for atmospheric, orchestral parts. The Titan™ Neck Model has a balanced blend of highs, mids, and lows designed to reproduce this type of sound. It also works well for smooth, overdriven solos.
Output mV: 280
DC Resistance: 10.37 Kohm