As a guitar nerd it’s been really exciting watching Nita Strauss’s career progress over the years, from killing it in The Iron Maidens to currently kicking ass with Alice Cooper and her own band We Start Wars. Nita has also launched a Kickstarter to help fund her debut solo album, which you can contribute to here.
At the NAMM Show this year, Nita and Ibanez announced the release of her JIVA10 signature model, and it’s one stunning guitar, with a really cool EKG-style inlays, ‘Deep Space Blonde’ finish and Nita’s brand new DiMarzio Pandemonium humbucking pickups with a custom grille designed by Mike Mesker. And now those pickups are available separately too! Below is the press release describing the two models and what Nita was seeking to achieve with her tone.
DiMARZIO RELEASES PANDEMONIUM™ NECK & BRIDGE HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
Staten Island, N.Y., April 6, 2017 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Pandemonium™ Neck (DP276F) and Bridge (DP277F) humbucking pickups for electric guitars.
The new Pandemonium™ humbuckers were developed for sensational guitarist Nita Strauss. Nita is known for hard rocking metal. She wanted a modern take on a classic rock sound.
The coils on the Pandemonium™ Neck Model are tuned far enough apart to create clean, open mids with sweet highs and lows. It can go from smooth solos to pristine, dynamic chords.
The Pandemonium™ Bridge Model is a modern take on the classic rock pickup, with a big voice that covers a lot of ground. The coils are tuned to slightly different frequencies to capture both solid lows and warm highs. The Pandemonium™ Bridge Model is equally at home with power chords and solos.
DiMarzio’s Pandemonium™ humbucking pickups feature a custom pickup grill designed especially for Nita. Nita’s logo design is cut all the way through the black metal cover, allowing the Double Cream™ bobbins below to show through.
When you’re on the road playing different venues as much as Nita is, you discover exactly what works and what doesn’t. You can rest assured that the Pandemonium™ humbuckers will perform because they’re 100% road tested by Nita.
DiMarzio’s Pandemonium™ Neck and Bridge Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price is $199.99 each (MAP $139.99). For more information about the new Pandemonium™ pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.
The Pandemonium™ humbuckers are available in F-spacing only.