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DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Humbucker Pickup

Get the tone that turned many 70s and 80s guitarists into legends. This humbucker pickup delivers a thick tone with a tight bottom end. (50) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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 But don't confuse classic with outdated.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 boot 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. 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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Wiring: Standard 4-conductor

Magnet: Ceramic

Output: 425mV

DC Resistance: 13.68K

Year of introduction: 1972
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, DP100, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 in
Black, DP100F, F-Spaced Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
Creme, DP100, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 718-981-9286
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (50 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"beautiful tone from clean to brutal crunch"
Sound: These pickups have a defining mid-range bump. It focuses the tone a bit and provides clarity through distortion. Even through high gain stuff. The thing about it though that makes me put this pick up in every guitar I end up owning, is that it still sounds brilliant clean! Other pickups I have tried, like duncan distortion, is not so nice clean and actually too peaky midrangy for me. Feature: mine have four conductor. supposedly this pickup sounds good as a single coil too. never tried Ease of Use: lovely Quality: my fave Value: I have to have one in every guitar, so I guess I will pay for it!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "DiMarzio DP100 super distortion fills the bill perfectly!"
Overall: I have this custom made "Frankenjag" that I wanted to replace the chrome looking hardware with gold (there were other reasons as well: I didn't like the bridge that the guitar came with so I went with a Schaller, hard tail, roller bridge in gold). I had replaced the original pickups with a Lollar P-90 at the neck and a Fender Dragster pickup I had from replacing the pickups on my Fender made HH players special Jaguar with Dimarzios in both the neck and bridge position (chrome topped to match the rest of the hardware on that Jag). But, I didn't really like the punch of the Dragster on this guitar. So, a friend recommended I check out the DP100. After some research I decided to buy it. After installing it, I couldn't be happier with my decision. It is the perfect pickup in the bridge position for this guitar. The punch is there in spades now! And the two pickups together sound awesome.
Style of Music: Alternative, Indie, Psychedelic, electric blues, progressive rock, rock.
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