Dimarzio D'Activator 7 Bridge First let me say that I am NO WAY a fan of the D'Activator neck pickup. I feel it sounds extremely stale and brittle compared to many of the other Dimarzio choices. The Good: Extremely tight, all while retaining note clarity. I can't really get along with any pickup that isn't as tight as this, seeing as actives don't get the sound I want. I've used the term "Shark Bite" to describe D'Activators, because of how quick they attack and release. Muting in various forms seem really dynamic. I can get quiet and loud and anything in between all with a little articulation. Clear, tight, sharp, and dynamic. The Bad: Despite making them seem extremely dynamic, one thing I can say is there isn't enough smoothness on the high end. It adds a bit of bite, which is good in a lot of ways, but it's too quickly gated to make higher notes sustain. This really isn't any sort of problem to me, seeing as I get those tones from my neck pickup. Overall, I've purchased a bunch of these to throw in my guitars, strictly for how hard they bite. No complaints with it picking up the high end at all. You can riff on the high end no problem, but find a smooth neck pickup to retain that silky milky lead tone. I recommend the D'Activators, and I can't see myself straying away from them for a long time.