Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound: powerful, clean, open-sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. This also fits the description of a great 7-string pickup, if the problems associated with active pickups - sterile sound and limited headroom - could be eliminated. The D Activator 7™ models do just that. The Neck model has both power and clarity - the low “B” string stays solid and doesn’t sound like mud with extreme overdrive, and the high strings sing all the way up the neck. And it doesn’t need batteries.
Recommended For: Neck. Can also be used in bridge position