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The Classic Rock Humbucker Pre-Wired Pickup Set with Long Shaft Pots includes the PAF 36th Anniversary humbucker, Super Distortion humbucked F-spaced, and complete wiring harness with solderless installation. Includes long shaft pots for LP guitars made since 1977 (Historic series not included).
The PAF® 36th Anniversary Neck DP103 humbucker
It combines all of the characteristics of great vintage humbuckers: a soft magnetic field, sweet tone, perfect balance between warmth and clarity, the ability to go from clean to distorted by pick attack alone. It's not merely a clone— DiMarzio re-engineered the PAF® using their patented technology and Larry DiMarzio's own 1959 cherry sunburst Les Paul® as the reference. Larry's Les Paul® has a uniquely amazing sound and it's not only due to the pickups—it's the total fusion of many elements of the guitar itself. Although the pickups have a weak magnetic field, the sound is well defined—almost like a single-coil. We duplicated the weaker magnetic field in order to allow the strings to vibrate longer, as well as focus and articulate the attack and output. We use computer-controlled winders to consistently layer the 42-gauge custom-coated wire, achieving the exact frequency response we want. Then it's dipped in our custom formula to eliminate squeal and microphonics. The cover is made from nickel-silver and our new plating makes it more magnetically transparent than the originals. The PAF 36th Anniversary Neck humbucker is smooth but not muddy.
Super Distortion DP100 (F-spaced)
This pickup started a sound revolution. Replacement pickups simply didn't exist before the invention of the Super Distortion® in the early Seventies. The Super Distortion (and its original 3-conductor version, the Dual Sound®) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive, and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured. The Super Distortion® has a perfect blend of power and tone: both single-notes and chords jump out of the amp and fill the room (or the track) with a wall of sound. The balance of tones is classic—thick, boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. This is the sound you've heard for over 3 decades on platinum records, from players as varied as Ace Frehley, Al Di Meola, and Paul Gilbert. It's also versatile: 4-conductor wiring allows instant access to Strat-like split and series-parallel modes. Discover what thousands of great players know: the Super Distortion® is the best all-around high-power pickup ever made.
The Super Distortion® is primarily a bridge position pickup, although it can be used in the neck position with a relatively low-gain amp. Specifically designed for solid-bodies: hollow and semi-hollow guitars can be hard to control with warm, high output pickups.
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