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DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

Sound Quality

Strong bridge pickup - cuts through the mix. Cleans up nicely when volume is rolled back and provides full, balanced tone when used with an overdriven tube amp. Very easy to develop controlled feedback. Adding coil cut and parallel wiring enables a broad tone pallette that compliments everything from metal to blues to classic rock. With the 3 D's (Distortion, Delay and Dimarzio) it makes a ripping pickup for slide work. Rolling back on the tone control slightly takes off a little edge but it doesn't get muddy.



General Comments

This pickup is part of my signature tone. Always keep a spare on the shelf just in case it goes out of production or I build a new guitar.


If you are looking for an aftermarket pickup, this is an excellent choice for the bridge position. It's not the hottest but provides rich tone and good sustain.


Playing since 1976. Also do guitar repairs (specifically wiring and electronics). Typical setup is guitar into Boss TU-2 into Ibanez Tube Screamer into Tube Amp. Tube screamer is set as a clean boost. Other effects? Yes, but I'm not telling.

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