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  • DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 or EMG 80/61?

    I own an Ibanez SC420, wich is equiped with the V1 and V2 pickups. But i don't seem to get a good metal tone with them. So i was looking for another set of pickups to putt in my axe, and i came across the DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100, and thought this could be what i was looking for. Another option i'm considering is to buy a set of EMG's, an 80 and an 61. So i was wondering if you guys could help me out with my decission. Oh, and I was wondering if someone knows a good neck pickup to combine with the DiMarzio DP100.

    I hope you guys want to help me out. I would really apreciate it!
    (sorry if my english isn't that great, i'm belgian)

    greetings.

  • #2
    I like the DiMarzio super distortion and DiMarzio PAF combination. I also like the Duncan JB at the bridge with a DiMarzio PAF at the neck combination for a little more warmth.

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    • #3
      DiMarzio Super Distortions RoCk!

















      Straight-Jacket memories, and Sedative highs... the Good Old Days.

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      • #4
        super distortion ANY day!

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        • #5
          So you guys think i should go for the DiMarzio Super Distortion and the PAF Pro?

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          • #6
            Super Distortions are awesome. Could always go with a Super 2 in the neck if you like a hotter neck pickup. Other than that, yeah I'd go with the PAF pro. I've got one in the bridge of my strat and it sounds great.
            Gear:Charvel San Dimas Pink Panther w/ Screamin Demon and Custom CustomGibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMGsGibson Flying V w/ Duncan DistortionsFender MIM Strat w/ Texas Specials and PAF ProJackson RR-5 w/ Duncan JBsEpiphone Les Paul Classic w/ EMGSFender HM Strat w/ DiMarzio Evolution, YJM and Air Norton SSterling JP50 w/ Crunch Lab and LiquifireENGL Powerball v2Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier TremoverbMesa/Boogie 2x12Mesa/Boogie Recto 4x12

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            • #7
              okay, thanks for your opinion. nice gear btw

              I looked up the Super2, and I think i'm going to putt this one in the neck together with the Super Distortion in the bridge. looks like an awesom combination. if someone has another idee, please let me know.

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              • #8
                I've got an LP with a Super3 at the bridge and a Peavey Predator (think strat) with a Superdistortion at the bridge, both sound really good. Pair them with something more moderate (PAF pro is good) and you should have good results. Plus you don't have to do the extra work that installing EMGs would require.

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                I find that it's just cheaper to turn my **************** up louder.

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                • #9
                  I'll always love the Super Distortion. Had a few EMGs, and while they're not bad, I don't get the hype.
                  Guitars:
                  - Gibson Les Paul Standard '85
                  - Fender MIJ '52 Esquire
                  - 50s Homebuilt Tele
                  - Baritone Tele

                  Basses:

                  - Rickenbacker 4001 '64
                  - Gibson Grabber
                  - Gibson G3

                  Amps:
                  - Marshall 1965B
                  - Peavey 2x10
                  - Sunn 200S

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                  • #10
                    Dunno about EMGs but I put a SD in an old Gibby SG-1 in about 1979 and it is a monster rock and roll guitar.
                    Guitars: 1990ish Fender American Standard Strat,
                    Epiphone Sheraton II, Austin strat copy, mid-1930s Martin R-18

                    Amps: Fender Blues DeVille 4X10 tweed, 60s Ampeg Jet

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                    • #11
                      okay, thanks for your opinion. nice gear btw

                      I looked up the Super2, and I think i'm going to putt this one in the neck together with the Super Distortion in the bridge. looks like an awesom combination. if someone has another idee, please let me know.


                      Thanks dude. It's always a work in progress and I'm always customizing something. That HM Strat in there is going to get an Air Norton S to go in the neck position to beef that up and the HS-2 is going in the middle. I can't help but tinker.
                      Gear:Charvel San Dimas Pink Panther w/ Screamin Demon and Custom CustomGibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMGsGibson Flying V w/ Duncan DistortionsFender MIM Strat w/ Texas Specials and PAF ProJackson RR-5 w/ Duncan JBsEpiphone Les Paul Classic w/ EMGSFender HM Strat w/ DiMarzio Evolution, YJM and Air Norton SSterling JP50 w/ Crunch Lab and LiquifireENGL Powerball v2Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier TremoverbMesa/Boogie 2x12Mesa/Boogie Recto 4x12

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                      • #12
                        So i should go for the super distortion (bridge) and PAF Pro (neck)?? or the super distortion (bridge) and Super2 (neck)??

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                        • #13
                          + 1 for the super distortion. I have had about 10 pickups in my floyd rose strat before i settled with the super distortion. There's something special about that pickup. Sounds really glassy in parallel too.
                          Gear : peavey wolfgang special, gibson les paul studio alpine white, mexican floyd rose strat,jet city 100h,jet city 4x12 cab, engl 1x12 (vin 30), engl 1x12 cab (k 85) ,weeping demon wah, bad monkey, ibanez ts9, tc corona chorus, hardwire delay, boss volume, tc polytune mini, cort acoustic, various line 6 stuff...

                          "in your darkest hour you strike gold."

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                          • #14
                            Super distortion in the bridge for sure. Super 2 or PAF...really, that would be more up to your personal taste. I would personally go with the super 2, but I like hotter pickups anyway. The PAF Pro is a great pickup, but I dig the sound of a Super 2.
                            Gear:Charvel San Dimas Pink Panther w/ Screamin Demon and Custom CustomGibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMGsGibson Flying V w/ Duncan DistortionsFender MIM Strat w/ Texas Specials and PAF ProJackson RR-5 w/ Duncan JBsEpiphone Les Paul Classic w/ EMGSFender HM Strat w/ DiMarzio Evolution, YJM and Air Norton SSterling JP50 w/ Crunch Lab and LiquifireENGL Powerball v2Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier TremoverbMesa/Boogie 2x12Mesa/Boogie Recto 4x12

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                            • #15
                              80/61?
                              Gear:
                              Cort m200 (with SD 59/JB combo)
                              Ampeg Dan Armstrong
                              Gibson Firebird Studio
                              Gibson Explorer x2 (natural/white)
                              Gibson LP studio
                              Squier Tele Custom II
                              Godin LG EMG
                              Hello Kitty Strat
                              Edwards LPC
                              Jackson COW 6
                              Jim Root Strat
                              ESP Eclipse I DBSB
                              Billy Corgan Strat
                              50s Tribute Goldtop HB
                              Squier Mini Strat
                              Fender Cabronita Tele

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