All user reviews for the DiMarzio DP218 Super Distortion S
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tjon901's review"70s rock tone for a strat"
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Hatsubai's review"Single coil sized Super Dist."
Back, in the 70s, DiMarzio was one of the first aftermarket companies to form, and the Super Distortion was one of the world’s first high output pickups. During the 70s and 80s, it gained tons of popularity for those wanting to drive their amps even harder.
The Super Distortion is one of those pickups that, even though it’s old, it’s still somewhat relevant today. It’s a high output pickup that doesn’t clean up too well, but it can still do that oldschool hard rock vibe no problem. Plugged straight into a Marshall, it’ll give you that famous KISS style sound – enough breakup but not too much over the top distortion. It’s a fairly compressed pickup, but it still retains the character of the guitar, unlike certain other pickups on the market.
The single coil sized version of this pickup is no different. It works best in guitars that are a bit lacking in the bottom end, IMO. It’s a fat pickup with lots of midrange. If you have a single pickup guitar, I’d say your best bet would probably be either this or a Seymour Duncan Custom. The low notes are fat without sounding flubby, and the high notes sound very round. You don’t have to worry about your treble strings getting too harsh when using this pickup.
The adjustable pole pieces help make this super versatile when it comes to dialing in the magnetic string pull. If you’re finding there’s a bit too much output with this pickup, try lowering it. As it gets lower, it helps clean everything up. It’ll also ghost note less. If you have a four-conductor version, try adding a push/pull pot to split it. Once you do, you’ll have the DiMarzio Dual Sound S (which they don’t offer).
Those of you looking to try out a new pickup for your guitar, this is still worth checking out. It’s a bit more compressed than most boutique pickups, but since the market is saturated with these, you can find them real cheap on eBay or online forms. If you don’t like it, it should be easy enough to flip, unlike certain other rare pickups.
duguy182's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I bought this microphone to boost an old Start with rosewood fingerboard (and turn the background noise at the same time) and I'm not disappointed for that.
Where I am more disappointed with cons, it's the personality of this microphone. So yes, it rings on all types of sounds either crunch or saturated fat and even for cleans (it is very good split for that matter) but it is sorely lacking in personality (which may be the desired effect) it sounds good and dry for my taste.
I think he owes a lot better off on a guitar with a maple fingerboard (similar to the maiden) where he gets a little shine saving.
Warning, this is not a bad microphone, let's just say he is not well suited to my game Try rather the tone zone s for more versatility or duncan hot rail for a larger output level.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
kurtophil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I thought about taking a hot rails, which mikes are also deemed trs.
Level qualitprix report, I find it more than reasonable.
I would do is the choice I think.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful