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Tim Stanley

DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

Sound Quality

[Perceived output level] Pretty loud. Louder, I think, that the PAFs on my Gibson SG. Definitely causes an extra bit of crunch in the amp. [Tone] Not as bassy/boomy as the PAFs, lots of trebly overtones through fuzz and when played loudly. [Sonic evaluation] My goal (if you can't tell from my switching scheme and pickup selection) is to have the largest practical sonic variety of switch combinations and pickups. E.g., I would be unhappy with 3 identical heavy metal pickups. So, then, the Bill Lawrence neck adds a clear and full-bodied round humbucker sound to the vintage strat in the middle, and the crunchy nasty DiMarzio distortion pickup in the bridge. I really like the variety of sounds, and the flexibility. Oh, it pretty quiet - not as stone-quiet as the PAFs but still quiet. [For which styles and positions is this pickup (un)suitable] To me, this is a bridge pickup only. It is a bit rough around the edges.



General Comments


Gonna keep it.


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