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.
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 But don't confuse classic with outdated.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.
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: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DIM SUPRDST BK
Black, DP100F, F-Spaced Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DIM SUPDST BKF
Creme, DP100, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DIM SUPRDST CR
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 718-981-9286
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Submitted February 7, 2020 by Mark Garner in Metairie, LA
"Good Enough For Randy Rhoads"
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I absolutely LOVE this pickup.I'm an old school classic rocker who started playing in the 70's so the ultra gain sound of groups like Pantera isn't my bag at all.Now, having said that I love a seriously saturated crunch tone, something like "brown on steroids" and this pickup delivers that.It's fat, dynamic and sounds great through my Marshall DSL and my Randall RG1003H.It was designed to slam a tube amp and slam it it does. Sustain for days.If you like the sound of Randy Rhoads' polka-dot V, well he had this pickup in the bridge (Dimarzio PAF in neck). Think 'Mr. Crowley' & 'Suicide Solution'... Oh, and some guy named Ace Frehley, whoever that is, swore by this pickup.I have this pickup in two guitars, a Les Paul and a Tele, and I'm about to install one in my newly acquired Jackson Dinky.
Musical Background:
Former semi-pro now a stay-at-home jammer.
Musical Style:
Rock, rock and rock.
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