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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 But don't confuse classic with outdated.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.

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  718-981-9286 Warranty:  5 years, limited

Product Specifications

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


Customer Reviews

Pat Westmoreland Submitted: 9/5/2018
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I love these pickups!
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What is your opinion of this product?
I love these pickups, have tried several others, but the Super Distortion does it! Am putting these in all my guitars.
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rick, rickharkness42@gmail.com Submitted: 2/20/2018
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The best decision I ever made was buying the DiMarzio improved my guitar sound immensely thank you
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
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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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"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.
Although the DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion is designed with ceramic magnets as apposed to alnico V magnets used in the Gibson 498T, It sounds really good and suites my needs.
The DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion has a strong output, good note articulation, good definition, and it is harmonically rich.
The DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion to me is hot, bright without being brittle, has a great rock tone, and pinch harmonics are easy to create. This pickup is perfect for classic hard rock and heavy metal.
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Pickup arrived in perfect condition.
I bought the DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion instead of the Gibson 498T to save money. The folks at AMS were very fair with the price and honoring a competitors coupon to help me even more. I always have a good experience with AMS. They are good people and fair people.
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58Flame from Vashon, WA, USA, Planet Earth Submitted: 3/20/2010
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Rich!
I think Dimarzio quality is of the utmost.
The last of these that I actually purchased was used from the late 70's. It shows all the apparent wear of years on the road, but functions just like the other I recently purchased brand new. I 'd say they stand up well.
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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This pickup is the tone machine.
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Jeff Dick from Riverside, Ca, dickrock_00@netzero.net Submitted: 8/31/2008
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One fine pickup....
I've been installing SD's in all of my humbucker-equipped guitars since the late eighties, and not one of those pickups has ever broken down. Dimarzio is the standard of quality other pickup manufacturers aspire to. Seymour Duncan doesn't even come close....
Again, they just don't break down. Don't abuse them and they'll hold up forever.
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.
Very responsive, strong output, and sonic character.
Tone is sweet and strong, with solid bass, smooth treble, and a touch of mids. Pick attack and sustain is great. Just don't try to use these for rhythm pickups. They're too strong and bassy for hi-gain amps--too much feedback....A PAF Pro will match up nicely. I tend to forget I have the best, and will try out other pu's sometimes, but I always come back to Super Distortions. Always....
They come in a wide variety of colors, although I'm partial to creme.
Action is ok, but I always adjust the pickup poles to my individual guitar's string action for the highest output I can get.
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Spiff from Salt Lake City Utah (the land of the dead) Submitted: 2/5/2008
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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
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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!
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