All user reviews for the DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion
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1 people found this review helpful
I found that as the name implies it was geared for providing distortion. It did that fine. I played this through two separate tube amp rigs and in both situations it seemed to just have too much high end for my taste. It was a very cutting sound and I have heard many players pull out great tones from this pickup but as we know we all sound different and this was a poor match for me.
I tried cutting the tone on the guitar, pedals, and amp in many different combinations and found that as I tried to reel in the harshness I was killing the parts of the sound I did like. I also like to play certain lead passages on the bridge pickup at times and that was not an option for me with the DP100. The sound was way to thin to be useful for any single note playing in the mid to upper registers of the guitar.
I did give this pickup a long chance with more than a few output options to show me why it has been used for many years by a lot of my guitar heroes but in the end we were not meant to be together. Its hard to slight a piece that has such a good history as this pickup does but not only would I not buy it again but if I found a guitar I really wanted with it installed in it I would be prejudiced against it and preplan its replacement.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
jkessel's review"Great crunch and full tone!!"
A great pickup and I would recommend it to anyone.
1 people found this review helpful
King Loudness's review"Rock n' Roll!"
tjon901's review"Old school high output pickup"
Hatsubai's review"The original high output pickup"
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.
This pickup 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.
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.
Johnny R's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE micro!"
I tried everything, all prices .... and frankly the most expensive is not always the best by the way ....
I bought this mic mainly because I'm a fan of Nirvana, Kurt and his .... had this mic on his guitar .... this is the original idea ....
What struck me the most "stuck" is that for a microphone "high gain", it is not strident or shrill, but rather "growler" ...... yes, that's the word that best qualify: grogneur.C is probably due to the fact that it has bass and midrange forward, and treble a little behind.
Somehow, it made me think a P90 ..... in much more muscular course!
I'm not at all agree with the so-called fact that it is not for clean sounds, I find instead that it comes out more than well in the register .... Note that we can splitter and it is very convincing.
It is true that the output level sometimes seems excessive, but it is controlled very well to volume knob (tone or if it is just to remove some teeth to the sound).
For me it is very versatile micro ultimately ..... well on the distortion or overdrive are his favorite terrain, but you can spend a large OD that spot just a little crunch with the volume knob it is not pretty!
Harmonics out all alone ..... perfect I tell you!
The value for money is excellent in my opinion, I would do without hesitation that choice!
I hope that Dimarzio will manufacture for many years to come!
Ultimately, it can transform any scratches that even very average, a super skyscraper with its true .... then on a quality guitar, imagine ....
If you are fans of good old rock, hard, punk, grunge, metal, Metallica style, or whatnot, this mic is for you!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Perceval Vassail's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" my favorite humbucker"
For everything related to jazz and blues he has not used much in the same clean but do not buy it for that, you must know what you want.
The sound of the microphone is rich in medium without being aggressive in the treble as the many modern metal microphone. The audio is rich in harmonics and does not offer sound too dug.
Having tried many humbucker: Emg 81/89 SH4/SH12 evo, evo 2, D sonic, 500T
So far nothing comes her ankle over sound I'm looking for but it's still also a matter of taste.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
FaBolz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" "The Sound of the 80's!""
-For two weeks, bridge mounted on a Jackson Randy Rhoads 1996 to Japan!
What is so special that you love the most, least?
"I like this side very" medium "faithful to the sound of Dimarzio .. grain very 80's I expected to play Randy Rhoads, the Kiss, the Maiden .. In Rhythmic sounds doggone it! typed "Iron Maiden", really! Solo is the feet. I am a soloist, and have a blast! to Me solos Randy Rhoads sauce (my idol)! you will not be disappointed with this f * cking typical grain!
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
- To often work as an intern in a big guitar shop in Lyon, I must say that Dimarzio is the hallmark of Micro, which is closest to my type of sound. I try a lot, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, Gibson , EMG, Fender .. and other .. for me it Dimarzio!
How would you rate the quality / price?
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
- Quality / price!
Nothing to do with other brands or price differences are huge for little difference sometimes between different models. The Dimarzio is one of the first micro "copy" on the market. Request by a majority of guitar players to push their amp distortion and thoroughly. I would do in this election have one week to put one on my Custom 77: p!
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful