The Imperium™ Neck Model was developed for Revocation front man Dave Davidson. Dave’s exceptional guitar playing is difficult to categorize. It has been suggested that he be described simply as a “metal” player without any additional modifiers because he spans the gamut. He’s a true original, and we’re very pleased to be working with him.
It was very important to Dave to have pickups that not only sound good as a lead sound, but also sound great clean because he doesn’t always play with distortion. The low end is full-bodied and the high end comes through crystal clear. He also asked that the Imperium™ Neck andBridgeModels to be voiced as close as possible to the seven string versions, so there’s no tonal difference when he’s playing live, switching back and forth between his six- and seven-string guitars.
The Imperium™ Neck Model has a very smooth, liquid sound yet it’s really tuneful so that there’s a bit of contrast between the neck and bridge pickups when Dave plays leads.
The Imperium™ Neck is available in F-spacing only.
All DiMarzio® pickups are made in USA.
The Imperium™ Neck Model has similar output to a PAF®, and Dave gets his overdriven sound primarily from his amp. Dave's sound covers a lot of territory — from extreme overdrive to crystal clarity — and everything in between. His neck pickup works equally well with high-velocity solos and classic jazz chords.