Posts Tagged ‘billy corgan’
DiMarzio has released the following new artist pickups for 2009.
- Billy Corgan – BC-1 & BC-2 (signature strat)
- Andy Timmons – AT-1 (signature ibanez)
- Steve Morse – reintroduced Steve Morse neck & bridge pickups
The BC-1 is based on the Air Norton S and the BC-2 is based on the Tone Zone S. Each of which had the frequency response lowered to get the sound Billy Corgan was going for in his new signature strat.
The Billy Corgan Fender Stratocaster that we started talking about back in January is now on Fender.com as part of their Artist Series. [url] We’re assuming this guitar will get the grand unveiling at the upcoming Summer NAMM that is coming up June 20-22 in Nashville.
Not a whole lot of surprises up to this point. The most interesting specs are as follows:
- colors: (805) Olympic White and (806) Flat Black (satin nitro)
- jumbo frets on Modern “C” Shape neck with large ’70s style headstock (satin poly)
- 1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
- 1 Dimarzio® Chopper™ Pickup (Middle)
- 1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
- original body shape (?? not sure how it differs from standard stratocaster)
The pickup switching has some non-standard settings that benefit from the single-spaced Dimarzio humbuckers.
- Position 1. Full Humbucking Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Inside Coil of Bridge Pickup and Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup and Outside Coil of Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Full Humbucking Neck Pickup
Update: Interstate music is showing a list price of 1999.99 for this new strat. Which would mean a retail price around 1449.99. What are your opinions on this price point?
Update 2: Sam Ash is showing a list price of 1599.99 with a retail of 1199.99.