DiMarzio DP152 Super 3 - Black
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DiMarzio DP152 Super 3 - Black : tjon901's user review
"A Super Distortion on steroids"
Lets take the Super Distortion our most popular pickup and double the output. After that lets jack up the mids and the bass. This is exactly that. This pickup was ahead of its time and its less than 20 years old. The output is really off the charts. Its hotter than the old X2N and the X2N had huge bar magnets. The Super 3 puts out a rediculous 25k of output in a traditional design. You will have to use a noise gate with this much output because this guitar will pick up everything. DiMarzio intended this pickup to be the new workhorse for metal music. It is voiced with a dark top end but a tight low end. The boosted mids are for people who ran the mids scooped on their amps. I dont know anyone who does this anymore but in the 90s when this came out that was the trendy way of getting a heavy sound on your amp. The mids are so cranked on this pickup you may find yourself using those 90s amp settings again. This is the pickup you want if you just want to push your amp to within an inch of its life. You will not get much single note clarity. Because the Super 3 is so dark it works well in brighter guitars. You have to think what guitars were popular for metal at the time. Guitars like Ibanez's and Jacksons and other shred guitars made from brighter woods. Jacksons with their neck through construction are ideal candidates since neck through construction tends to provide the brightest sound acoustically. Ibanez's work well too because of the wood they use in most of their guitars. So if you want a pickup that has insane gain while still being passive, and is so dark it only drinks blood this is the pickup for you.