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OVERVIEW

The pickup that started it all.

Many of the classic rock sounds of the '70s and '80s came from this pickup. It's been integral to the sound of DiMeola, Gambale, Vinnie Moore, and Frehley. Hot output and mid-boost get maximum scream out of your amp. 4-conductor versatility with coil-splitting capability. Regular or F-spacing.

Regular spacing (1.90" 1st-to-6th) is for vintage Gibson guitars. F-spacing (2.01" 1-st-to-6th) is for most Fender guitars, modern Gibson, and guitars with Floyd Rose bridges.

FEATURES
  • Hot output
  • Mid-boost
  • 4-conductor versatility

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SPECIFICATIONS

DP100 Super Distortion Pickup

  • Ceramic magnet
    Output: 425
    DC resistance: 13.68
    Year of introduction: 1972
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DiMarzioDP100 Super Distortion Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 105 reviews)

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    (95)

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    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (19)
  • Improves sound (19)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Classic Modern Old New It's All Here In One Awesome Pickup

What can you say about this pick up that has not been said. This things smokes! Huge output. Pushes you amp very hard. Big clear powerful distortion and over drive tones. This...Read complete review

What can you say about this pick up that has not been said. This things smokes! Huge output. Pushes you amp very hard. Big clear powerful distortion and over drive tones. This thing defines rock and roll just like it's cousin the Duncan JB. I think for metal players the Super D is better than the JB, because it is tighter and focused on the low end. Its stays tighter than the JB when you down tune and play modern stuff that's in the key of drop C ect ect. Big push in the mids which I love. I don't believe in scooped mids. It might sound good in your bed room but when you play live scooped mids sound like garbage. Scooped mids give the sound man fits! This thing sounds great! Awesome harmonics. Huge sustain. Everything about this pickup says power, huge, full, big. It's also very smooth sounding pick up. The JB is more of a raunchy looser sounding pick up, where as the Super D is tight and focused. Now where the JB wins is on the clean settings. The Super D doesn't do clean! The cleans sound sterile and lifeless to me. The pick ups is so hot it's difficult to even GET a clean sound, where as the JB sounds pretty darn good clean. But you're buying this baby for one thing and one thing only. Big, nasty heaps of distortion. And this pick up delivers distortion all day long! Lead notes absolutely scream out of the amp. If you play legato style like me you'll love how articulate this pick up is. It picks up every nuance of your playing. Hence it is very unforgiving. So start practicing! Cuts through the mix like a hot knife thru butter. But it's not too bright. Not too dark. JUST RIGHT! Rock On!!! Every one should have a Fender and a Gibson. And everyone should have at least one guitar with a Super Distortion in it. These are the rules. I didn't make them up. But I do live by them. Cheers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a Dimarzio Fan.

This pickup put the last nail in the coffin for not liking Dimarzio Pickups. I have always used Duncans. I had bought a used S.G. from a friend and the stock pickups where...Read complete review

This pickup put the last nail in the coffin for not liking Dimarzio Pickups. I have always used Duncans. I had bought a used S.G. from a friend and the stock pickups where pretty weak. So I thought I would try something new and go with Dimarzio, and i see now that was a mistake. I was excited when it arrived in the mail cause this pickup is supposed to be legendary, but after I installed it and plugged it in i was extremely disappointed. I had my jcm volume set on three with a decent amount of gain, and i got the worst sounding uncontrollable feedback from this thing. I even tried standing fithteen feet from my amp facing the other way and it still squealed uncontrollably. so I put the amp on standby and checked the wiring to make sure all was right, and I could not find a thing wrong. I wrote dimarzio and tech told me to place foam behind the pickup, but I still has uncontrollable feedback, even with my Ns-2 all the way up. I do give the pickup kudo's for having a great crucnhy sound on OD with a great clean for a high output pickup, but once you stop playing the feedback shatters your eardrums. I dunno if maybe i got a defective pickup, but this is my second DImarzio pickup ( the other being a Norton) to have feedback issue's.I have never had such problems with my Duncan pickups, I can stand in front of my Raging JCM half stack with my jb, or invader equipped guitars and have little to no uncontrollable pickups. It would be a great Pickup if it didn't have the feedback issue, but like I said maybe I got a defective one.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Old Faithful! Buy it!

By kinder5150

from Mason, Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

      I build guitars for customers that always want the new best pickup. I always steer them back to the best old pickups. The Super Distortion is always the pickup I go back to when I don't like the sound I am getting from a guitar. Yes, it sounds better in some diff. wood and neck configs, but just an all around good pickup in any rock guitar. Way quieter than many pickups out there as far as hum and hiss. Just replaced a Suhr Aldridge w/Super pickup in a Charvel of mine. Much quieter than the Suhr. If you are a Duncan fan, that is cool. They make great pickups. But, this is the one I count on every time. Great output, and great sound. Buy one!!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really great pickups!

      By Jimmy page

      from Nh

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

          Put Em in a les Paul and you're set. The sound of classic rock.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent versatile high output pickup

          By J Austin

          from Michigan

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

          Great high output bridge pickup that has a focused low-mid spectrum and still good highs without being razor sharp! Even though it was designed in the 70's you can still get modern sounds out of it.
          I have a Schecter Solo-6 that came with EMG 81/85. Though distortion levels were great, i found that the 81 was way to bright, and somehow the 85 was way too dark to the point of being overly muddy and useless.

          I replaced the 81 with a Super Distortion (DP100) and the 85 with a Breed Neck (DP165) along with 500k controls... and couldnt be happier. The SD has a lot more meat and bass than the 81 which made the pickup much more versatile. I can still play all the heavy palm-muted stuff, and still get the crisp crunch of classic rock. Cleans up suprisingly well at low volums too.
          No issues with quality.
          Dimarzio is the best bang for the money in the pickup world IMO.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Classic Modern Old New It's All Here In One Awesome Pickup

          By Gitfiddle76

          from Detroit

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Crisp
          • Fat
          • Great harmonics
          • Hot
          • Powerful Midrange
          • Pushes Amp Very Hard
          • Sensitive
          • Sustaining

          Cons

          • Not The Best Clean Sound

          Best Uses

          • Classic Rock
          • Metal
          • Modern Rock
          • Rock And Roll Man

          Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

          What can you say about this pick up that has not been said. This things smokes! Huge output. Pushes you amp very hard. Big clear powerful distortion and over drive tones. This thing defines rock and roll just like it's cousin the Duncan JB. I think for metal players the Super D is better than the JB, because it is tighter and focused on the low end. Its stays tighter than the JB when you down tune and play modern stuff that's in the key of drop C ect ect. Big push in the mids which I love. I don't believe in scooped mids. It might sound good in your bed room but when you play live scooped mids sound like garbage. Scooped mids give the sound man fits! This thing sounds great! Awesome harmonics. Huge sustain. Everything about this pickup says power, huge, full, big. It's also very smooth sounding pick up. The JB is more of a raunchy looser sounding pick up, where as the Super D is tight and focused. Now where the JB wins is on the clean settings. The Super D doesn't do clean! The cleans sound sterile and lifeless to me. The pick ups is so hot it's difficult to even GET a clean sound, where as the JB sounds pretty darn good clean. But you're buying this baby for one thing and one thing only. Big, nasty heaps of distortion. And this pick up delivers distortion all day long! Lead notes absolutely scream out of the amp. If you play legato style like me you'll love how articulate this pick up is. It picks up every nuance of your playing. Hence it is very unforgiving. So start practicing! Cuts through the mix like a hot knife thru butter. But it's not too bright. Not too dark. JUST RIGHT! Rock On!!! Every one should have a Fender and a Gibson. And everyone should have at least one guitar with a Super Distortion in it. These are the rules. I didn't make them up. But I do live by them. Cheers.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's in there!

          By Gearhund

          from California

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

          This is THE classic rock pickup. You want that Bad Company tone?- It's in there. You want that EVH tone?- Yes, it's also in there. I have played dozens of pickups over the years and was shocked at the classic tone that I heard when I finally tried one of these in the bridge position. That perfect midrange push. Turn up the guitar volume for amp overdrive and turn it down for clean and sparkly. I've finally found what I've been looking for. This pickup is highly recommended.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          70s rock Gods

          By richie(NOT SO)rich

          from Tel-Aviv Israel

          Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

          I have an epiphone les paul from 1989 or 90 and the only problem was the treble pickup that fed back beyond belief.I love late 60s and 70s rock and someone suggested this pick up for the bridge position in conjunction with the air zone pick up in the neck position. I thought he was nuts so i gave it a try,if you like the sound of blues god Paul Kossof and 70s rock god Ace Frehley this is the set up for you.These two pick ups blend together superbly and I totally recommend trying this set up. well done Dimarzio.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Standard Classic For A Reason

          By Joe from Johnstown PA

          from Johnstown PA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

            This pickup has been around since the 1970s but I am so shocked at how modern and aggressive the sounds it makes are! Distorted chords and notes have so much tone and presence--not a hint of thin sounding buzz. I have been a long time user of the Super 3 and Tone Zone pickups from DiMarzio. I have also reviewed the Super 3 for MF in the past, as I really like it for playing and recording metal music. However--I put a plain Super Distortion in the bridge position of a H-S-H USA Fender Stratocaster and was blown away! The sound is so thick and full--lots of bass and loud mid-range, but still enough edge and crisp sharpness in the notes for definition. There is a reason this is the flagship pickup for this company--it creates perfect rock sounds when distorted. I highly recommend this to anyone considering a 'modern' sounding pickup--this is WAY better and truly is a 'standard' by which other pickups should be judged. Awesome!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Who wants 80's hair metal?

            By JammeditHard69

            from Mankato, MN

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            Pros

            • Coil Split
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Looks great
            • Pure 80's Metal

            Cons

            • Not For Glassy Cleans

            Best Uses

            • Signature 80's Sound

            Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

            Put a set in the bridge of an LP Standard. We do a lot of 80's rock covers and these bad boys are the eighties. I love the double cream and also get a standard clean out of them. Don't expect a Fender sparkly clean but for live situations no problem. Take time to dial the pickup height and each pole piece and you will be very surprised. When I first installed them I was not all that happy, I took about an hour to set these up adjusting small each time. Wow I am very glad I did because I love this pickup. I gave it 5 stars not because it is the best all around PUP but you need to understand what you are buying and if you want 80's rock this is 5 stars all the way.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My go to Bridge pickup

            By BV

            from washington D.C.

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Restoration

                Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

                So i bought this PU to replace a burnt out PU in an old les paul i was restoring. The stock pickup (when it was working) was a little too mellow for my taste and wanted to put in a vintage style high output PU. Needless to say this PU breathed new life into my guitar. dont be fooled, this pickup not only does vintage distortion, it can to surprising clean, and also a Beautiful mix in between (clean with a little dirt, perfect for blues). I honestly was just expecting this to be a one trick pony but it's surprisingly versatile. VERY easy to install by yourself. very helpful directions. overall i was very please and i've recommending this pickup to all my guitar playing friends ( 4 of them even bought their own).

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Kick ar$ Pickup for Hard Rock/HM

                By Dean__

                from New York

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion Pickup:

                    This pickup is simply the perfect pickup for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal and few other genres with the right amplifier. It has perfect highs, mids and lows. I have it in a strat with Heavy blues 2 in the neck. Very good combination. Now I have the ultimate blues/Rock/Hm guitar that can also play jazz! The clean is surprisingly good and useable unlike the JB that I have in another guitar! The JB is a one trick pony, this does what the JB does + more.

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