Staten Island, N.Y., January 16, 2020 — DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the UtoPIA™ Neck (DP287F), UtoPIA™ Middle (DP288F), and UtoPIA™ Bridge (DP289F) pickups for electric guitars.
Designed for Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez PIA3761 guitar, the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge pickups feature a custom laser-cut baroque style cover over a gold patterned layer.
Using the Evolution® as the basic platform, the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge were designed to focus more on the low-end response of the guitar while adding thickness and body to the top end. The challenge was to still deliver the harmonics for which the Evolution® is known. Upper mid-range frequencies were also dialed back to produce a less aggressive attack and provide more control. The UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge boast a big, bold low end, high output, and thick top end.
Designed to match the sound and aesthetics of the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge for a modern-looking single coil, the satin gold-plated UtoPIA™ Middle pickup features the same etched pattern as the laser-cut Neck and Bridge pickups.
The UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge Models are a perfect choice for bright guitars that favor an upper midrange peak, and will level out uneven frequencies. They are also great for coil-splitting when combined with the UtoPIA™ Middle Model.
The UtoPIA™ Middle can add some chime to any guitar with a lifeless single coil. Having a healthy amount of treble, the UtoPIA™ Middle can provide the “quack” in the 2nd and 4th position when placed between the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge humbuckers. The UtoPIA™ Middle is reverse polarity. It is humbucking when combined with the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge in split coil mode.
The UtoPIA™ Neck, Middle, and Bridge Models are available in F-spacing only.
DiMarzio’s UtoPIA™ Neck, Middle, and Bridge Model pickups are made in the U.S.A. and may now be ordered for immediate delivery. Suggested List Price for the UtoPIA™ Neck and Bridge is $209.99 (MAP $149.99) each and the UtoPIA™ Middle is $94.99 (MAP $69.99). For more information about the new UtoPIA™ pickups, please visit our website at www.dimarzio.com.
PIA3761 guitars are produced by Ibanez. IBANEZ and HOSHINO are marks of Hoshino USA or Hoshino Gakki Co. Ltd. with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.