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DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Guitar Humbucker Pickup

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Product Description

This is the pickup that started it all. Many of the classic Rock guitar sounds of the '70's and '80's were produced by a Super Distortion and a raging tube amp. But don't confuse classic with outdated.

Diverse artists from Al DiMeola, Frank Gambale and Vinnie Moore to Metal veterans Iron Maiden and Ace Frehley have chosen the Super Distortion as an integral part of their personal sound. With plenty of output and mid-boost to boost your amp into overdrive, Super Distortion humbuckers put out a hot, thick tone with a tight bottom-end: a classic tone when plugged directly into the front-end of any high-gain tube amplifier. Used in the bridge position of a locking-trem equipped guitar, the Super Distortion puts back low-end the tremolo can bleed off.

Recommended For:
The Super is primarily a bridge position pickup, although it can be used in the neck position with a relatively low-gain amp. Specifically designed for solid-bodies: hollow and semi-hollow guitars can be hard to control with warm, high output pickups.

Tech Talk:
When DiMarzio first built the Super, it was a one-conductor pickup. As a 4-conductor pickup, it's extremely versatile. Coil-splitting produces a very Strat-like option, both in tone and power. Parallel wiring is similar to splitting, but it's still humbucking and a little more hollow-sounding; Paul Gilbert used to use 2 Supers wired in parallel when he was in Racer X.

Product Specifications
DiMarzio Super Distortion Humbucker Pickup Specifications
  • Wiring: Standard four conductor
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Output: 425mV
  • DC Resistance: 13.68K
  • Year of introduction: 1972


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  718-981-9286 Warranty:  5 years, limited
Rick Submitted: 2/20/2018
Product Rating
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Subject
The best decision I ever made was buying the DiMarzio improved my guitar sound immensely thank you
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
It has a Superior Sound at any volume level well worth the money and well worth the Improvement on the sound of my guitar.
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William A. Bailey Submitted: 1/22/2017
Product Rating

Subject
It's OK.
What is your opinion of this product?
I've had guitar players over the years use them at rehearsal and to me they sound thin. I prefer the sound of a Seymour Duncan Alnico II in a Les Paul.
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David Makowski Submitted: 8/3/2013
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Subject
"Great Lead Pickup"
Your general opinion of this product.
I play Gibson guitars and recently switched from my Les Paul Custom and Les Paul Standard to an SG Special, SG Standard, and an SG Standard with push/pull pots due to chronic low back pain I needed lighter weight guitars. I absolutely love the Gibson 498T Bridge Pickup with the 500T a close second. My SG's have the 490R and 498T combination except the one with the push/pull pots. I contacted Gibson and they told me my SG had a Burstbucker #1 in the neck and a Burstbucker #3 in the bridge. That explained why the tone was different in that one SG. I believe Burstbuckers are great pickups but just not for me. So, I decided to switch out the Burstbucker #3 in the bridge with a DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion.
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58Flame from Vashon, WA, USA, Planet Earth Submitted: 3/20/2010

Subject
Rich!
Your general opinion of this product.
I love these pickups! I have tried a lot of different pickups over the years, and for my taste, the Super Distortion is always where I come back to.
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Jeff Dick from Riverside, Ca, dickrock_00@netzero.net Submitted: 8/31/2008

Subject
One fine pickup....
Your general opinion of this product.
They are the best passive lead pickups ever made. I'm not kidding. You will not go wrong with these.
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Spiff from Salt Lake City Utah (the land of the dead) Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
Great pickup - Super Inexpensive
Your general opinion of this product.

I bought the Super Distortion pickup to replace the stock "Duncan Designed" HB102b bridge pickup that came in my ESP (ltd) MV 200. The HB102b is sort of a cheap copy of the Duncan JB pickup except it has a personality disorder and no tone. Either ESP has their own idea of what music is about these days or else it was just a cheap cheap pickup (my money is on "cheap"). The notes never sounded right. It always seemed as though I was slightly out of tune. The basic harmonics were always flat and off. I thought my intonation was out of whack or there was something wrong with the neck. I was going to install an EMG HZ pickup since I've played through them before and liked the sound, but they don't sell these as aftermarket pickups for some reason. Or if they do, I can't find one anywhere. I also considerd the Duncan Invader and the DiMarzio Evolution, but finally decided on the Super Distortion with all the positive reviews I read at Harmony-Central.com

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MSYF Submitted: 2/5/2008

Subject
Cream of the crop!!!
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
DiMarzio's are the best!! The pickups made very well, and sound great!

FEATURES:
The Super Distortion can get many different kinds of sounds, from clean to extreme!

EASE OF USE:
no problems here.

VALUE:
Well worth the money!!

SOUND:
No matches the sound of DiMarzio's!!!

STYLE:
everything

MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
many years

OVERALL:
These pickups sound great!!! DiMarzio pickups are the best!!!
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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nice!
Your general opinion of this product.


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nice nice nice
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