DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion
DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion

DP100 Super Distortion, Pickup chitarra from DiMarzio belonging to the DP100 Super Distortion model.

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jkessel 30/04/2012

DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion : Recensione di jkessel (content in English)

"Great crunch and full tone!!"

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Dimarzio DP100 Super Distortion, ceramic magnet, small hex pole pieces. Along side the Duncan JB it's one of the most famous and widely used pickups of all time! I bought this originally for a neck pickup in a Dimebag guitar but needed a pickup for my Jackson Rhoads so decided to throw it in the bridge. I was very surprised at how nice it sounded. A great crunch to it, it was smooth but still aggressive with a good grit to it. Kind of condescending but that's how it sounds, it had a velvety sort of smoothness to it that made leads really sing, but for rhythms it was aggressive and cut through very well. It was pretty thick and full sounding, definitely not a thin bright pickup. The low end was kind of loose so I'm sure with low tunings it'd fall apart a bit, but I didn't venture past drop D. It has a great vintage vibe to it. Good rolled of highs so it has that vintage sort of sound to it compared to modern music that’s tons of bass and tons of highs with little in between. It is still tight enough to pull off metal tones but really excelled and 70s and 80s style rock and lighter metal like Maiden and Scorpions (since both bands used this). Fun little fact, the very first Dean guitars actually had Dimarzio Super Distortions that were slightly overwound at the factory before going into the guitars. They used those throughout the 70s and 80s before Dean was sold off. Randy Rhoads’ Polka dot V had a super distortion in the bridge, Ace Frehley had one in the bridge of his les paul, as well as Iron Maiden all had Super Distortions in the bridge of their guitars.
A great pickup and I would recommend it to anyone.