I always wondered how come that pickup seemed to function perfectly and yet had such a low DC reading. I got a vintage Lawrence K-500L instead but it just wasn't the same. Re: Duncan Distortion vs. DiMarzio Super Distortion I tried to buy a real tarback for the guitar I built last year but they go for way more than I'm willing to pay. F. fretout New member. link above. For Dimarzio pickups the normal way of wiring a humbucker is that the red wire goes to. I tested the Super Distortion in my Ibanez 20 th Anniversary RG550. Lumbering dinosaur (what's a master volume control?). Hi Guys, I've using a guitar with a ebony fretboard, mahogany body, a maple neck, and a floyd rose. Both two conductor pickups... Not better or worse, just different... Only your ears can be the judge. While this pickup was meant to go with the Super Distortion in the bridge, it’s quite a different sounding picking. If i dont like it on the lespaul, i will just put it in my jackson. Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now. and it would be taken away if you're soldering on to leftover wire from an old pickup anyway. back in the 70's my brothers & I installed s/dist in all of our guitars, = new strings & SD pup in bridge, in the late 80's I switched to Duncan's, & was /am very happy, but a few weeks ago at band practice my brother just got his Lp back from having a custom in bridge ,jazz neck + tone pro bridge , it sounded great , at the end of the night he tried the other GTr players identicle LP only it had a S Dist, man there was the sound we were used to hearing from way back, now he wants a S D & so do I , I'm still looking thru all my drawers for a SD, BTW I have been using DD / A8 mags for about 10 yrs now.. FWIW- the Tarbacks were a Bill Lawrence design that used Indox 7 ceramic mags (apparently very rare these days), and low resistance values...low 7Ks for the bridge, low 5Ks for the neck versions. Joined Feb 14, 2008 Messages 1,528 Reaction score 645. That's very interesting. It has a basswood body, and maple neck and fretboard, floating double locking Edge bridge, and the accompanying pickups are a DiMarzio made IBZ/USA single coil, much like a DiMarzio HS-2, and DiMarzio PAF Pro. I don't know what tarbacks are. Seymour Duncan Distortion vs Dimarzio Super Distortion vs Gibson 500T. Next I'm going to try an L-90. So here they are. - eBay (item 250375274179 end time Feb-23-09 20:58:53 PST) Okay guys, thanks for the information! The Dimarzio Super Distortion was one of the first aftermarket guitar pickups introducted. Did you mean T-Tops? So I've bought: a two conductor DiMarzio '70s Super Distortion & a two conductor 1976 DiMarzio PAF. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Dave666 Well-Known Member. They are here to help. You must log in or register to reply here. check out the FAQ by clicking the a '70s DiMarzio SuperDistortion and a '70s DiMarzio PAF. You may have to register If you love the sound of a Super Distortion in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try the DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup. i am also looking at a super distortion, I had them back in the 80's on my old kramer and loved it. The Trembucker is just under 10.5k so maybe the 2 or 4 will work. Both the Fast Track 2 and Super Distortion S sounds pretty similar. Years later i took that pickup out and measured the DC resistance ... 4 point something K ohms ! Think of the Super 3™ as a Super Distortion® with more mid-range grind and chopped treble. With More Low End alot of Midrange Honk & rolled back top end. The Super Distortion has a hair on top/sizzle that the 498T doesn't. Tech Support: (718) 816-8112 General: (718) 981-9286 Toll Free: (800) 221-6468 Fax: (718) 720-5296 For Early VH sounds, my GMW Strat w/ a Dimarzio Super Distortion through the Cameron Atomica, is the pickup that gets it done for me. i didn´t like them much in lps. If you love the sound of a Super Distortion in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try the DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup. This pickup started a sound revolution. I was trying to improvise some kind of a solo over this hard rock ballad. Can i use a 125v cap as a bright cap in a JTM45. Great backing track and my noodling. Dimarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup (BLK/CRM) NEW! Everything you learned about the Van Halen sound was from me anyway so stop. Both in very good condition. same as how the 500T is thicker than a 498T. Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. I will probably go with the Dimarzio Super Distortion. I pulled this set of DMz HB's out of an FMT Tele, and according to the specs it just had "DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucking pickups", so always assumed the neck was a Super Distortion neck, but once I looked up the DP### I found out that it was actually a PAF Pro, and that there is no such thing as a Super Distortion neck pickup. Jan 28, 2014 #10 nitro":bk9d3hkr said: Blackba I finding the samething,I have a lp studio with the 498t and it does sound thin.Would the dimarzio super distortion make up for that. I'm playing Gibson guitars and have the following issue. Some of the best most open sounding "hot" pups i've heard. Better contributions, less credit. it has a shield, Black, and White wires. Barry is the Adrian Smith of Boston. Hmm. So here they are. I've heard myths that bigger and smaller gauge wires will give you different tones but i would think whatever difference there was would be so small you'd have to get out a dang oscilloscope to notice. Looking at the Dimarzio Catalog I was thinking of tying out the old Classic Super distortion , but the Super 3 lookis interesting. dlmorley Senior Member. but that´s just me, Cooljuk, thanks for the offer, but it's gonna cause me a pain in the ass to ship it and all. Because of that, this model kinda lost its place in DiMarzio’s line up. Today, I’m looking at the Super 3, used primarily for the bridge position. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 ratings. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. NGD 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop. tone forum. Dimarzio decided to take the PAF design and add more powerful magnets to it. It’s a very high output, bitey and compressed pickup. The Super Distortion S offers the performance of DiMarzio’s famous Super Distortion in a humbucking Strat bridge direct replacement-size pickup. Back in the early '90s I bought a s/h Gibson tarback pickup from a music store and used it for years in the neck of a Washburn Bantam guitar (headless Steinberger style), paired with a JB bridge. i have an old 2 conductor Dimarzio Super Distortion. And yet it functioned and sounded fine. I'll rather pay the local (very expensive. I have 2 of the real early Super Distortions. The main difference between the two, besides overall output, is that the Fast Track 2 sounds a bit more like the original oldchool PAFs in terms of getting that “vowely” sound. The Super Distortion® S offers the performance of the famous Super Distortion® in a humbucking Strat® bridge direct replacement-size pickup. If you play your amp with scooped mids and intense overdrive, this is your pickup. Both in very good condition. My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. DiMarzio Super 2 pickups for string instruments (DP 104BK) Brand: DiMarzio. Contact Us; DiMarzio, Inc. 1388 Richmond Terrace PO Box 100387 Staten Island, NY 10310 USA. “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr, "Patience is key. The spare may go in the J90c as that one is about 8.5k. Here, a PAF from 1976, exactly what I'm looking for. Oct 10, 2012 #29 I like the older PAF's but the SD does have a certain something! DP104 If you love the sound of a Super Distortion® in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try a Super 2™. The DiMarzio Super Distortion is probably one of the best known replacement humbuckers in the DiMarzio lineup. Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) I've narrowed it down to the Seymour Duncan jb or the dimarzio super distortion. Did you have one of them in the neck position? 2 conductor, no potting, however they're not braided wire, one of them has a broken leg, and they're both black. A while back, I talked about the Super 2, which has almost the exact opposite EQ at the Super D and is commonly used for the neck position. Blackba I finding the samething,I have a lp studio with the 498t and it does sound thin.Would the dimarzio super distortion make up for that. Goudreau did the solos in "Long Time" (for sure) and a few others IIRC. Just wondering if anyone here has campared the JB , Super dist & Super 3. Joplin, MO, smack dab in the middle of the U.S. Lefty Lounge Lizard's Guitars & Amps Extravaganza. Feb 15, 2015 #14 I have the SH4/SH1N combo, and man, is that bridge bright! The Super 2 was a pickup made to go along with the Super Distortion. If this is your first visit, be sure to Joined: Jul 11, 2009 Messages: 1,319 Likes Received: 257 Location: Belgium. The Super 3™ pickup’s smooth highs allow you to turn up your amp's treble and presence without fear of thinning out your sound, and the crunchy mids ensure you won't get lost in the mix. The Super 2 takes the classic Super Distortion sound and slides the EQ up in favor of the high-end, so its brighter top and lighter bottom work to balance out the darker, overtone heavy information up by the fingerboard. It features adjustable pole pieces on both coils, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet. We've built in the same blend of power and tone that made the original Super Distortion® the worldwide standard for high-output humbuckers. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Let’s get it out there right now. I was leaning toward the jb but the guy at our local shop said all the SDs he has installed has had a slight hum. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. I'm still trying to get it dialed in the way I like it, but it's a great, hot pickup. Okay, if I may continue to further hijack this thread: what pickups are in the SG Goudreau is playing? This page was generated at 12:37 PM. blackba Active member. Installing a Dimarzio Super Distortion toggle switch) and I've had a look at the wiring diagrams on Dimarzio's site but I'm still not sure. DIMARZIO DP 104BK Super 2 Black Customers who viewed this item also viewed. a '70s DiMarzio SuperDistortion and a '70s DiMarzio PAF. 7 product ratings - DiMarzio F-spaced Super Distortion Bridge Green/Purple W/Black Poles DP 100 $97.99 Trending at $100.49 Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Re: EVH Frankenstein Pickup vs Dimarzio Super Distortion MastaC your like a stalker,I tried many pickups including the Super D, your embarrassing yourself. Can't wait to try them out. Re: Duncan Distortion vs. DiMarzio Super Distortion. Replacement pickups simply didn’t exist before the invention of the Super Distortion® in the early Seventies. I'm wanting to get a set of pickups that will give me an 80s hair metal/80s hard rock sound similar to ratt, skid row, warrant, motley crue, etc. But not muddy. DiMarzio built in the same blend of power and tone that made the original Super Distortion the worldwide standard for high-output humbuckers. Both two conductor pickups. I will replace or extend the wires for you (your choice) with vintage-style braided shield (it's, imho they are overrated and there are way better pickups available for that kind of hard-rock-tone. The PAF pickups at the time were low output and the guitar players needed more. The Super Distortion is just under 14k so I'm thinking it may like the 8 or the 4. All times are GMT-8. So I've bought: a two conductor DiMarzio '70s Super Distortion & a two conductor 1976 DiMarzio PAF. ... DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup Black Regular. Both cool sounding pickups for what they do. JavaScript is disabled. The Super Distortion® (and its original 3-conductor version, the Dual Sound®) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive, and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured. Phil Collen of Def Leppard demos his DiMarzio pickups and jams with CJ Vanston on *"Inside/Outside". I like the older PAF's but the SD does have a certain something! If you love the sound of a Super Distortion in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try the DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup. In the early 70s guitar players were looking for pickups that would push their amps harder. For more information, visit dimarzio.com. Available from these sellers. Basically im looking to fatten up a bright strat . select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. 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