DiMarzio Steve’s Special White
Steve’s Special White is a non-traditional approach to high-output bridge humbucking pickup design. Hot humbuckers usually concentrate most of the pickups power in a narrow frequency bandwidth for maximum impact. Using our patented dual-resonance design, Steves Special takes the opposite path, spreading the sound over a broad range. Bass and treble frequencies are boosted while the mids are pulled back, so the pickups power doesnt kick a high-gain amp into overdrive as easily. This makes Steves Special a good choice for both fast soloing and clean chords, because individual notes wont smear together with heavy overdrive, and clean sounds have an almost hi-fi quality.
Clean overdrive with high-gain amps. Steves Special is very effective in Dual Sound® and coil-splitting clean modes. For soloing, this is a very good pickup to play with a midrange-heavy amp: the mid-scoop in the pickup’s sound keeps the initial pick attack clean, and the notes don’t run together as much with legato playing, even with heavy overdrive.