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DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup

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DiMarzio's Super Distortion has been the industry standard since its introduction in the early 70s. The DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Super Distortion in a P90 cover.

DiMarzio's Super Distortion has been the industry standard since its introduction in the early 70s. The DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup is their highest-output humbucking "soapbar" replacement, and it gives players with guitars routed for P90-style pickups the ability to upgrade their pickups without any modification to the guitar. Like the original Super Distortion, it has 12 adjustable pole pieces and 4-conductor wiring for split and parallel humbucking modes.

Recommended For: Solid body guitars.

Tech Talk: Because of its slightly different coil architecture, the P-90 Super Distortion has a little smoother treble response than the original, which you'll hear mostly at the higher frets. Like the original Super Distortion, the P-90 version was intended primarily for use in the bridge position. It can also be used in the neck position, where you'll get the best results with most amplifier's clean or moderate-gain channels. Parallel and split wiring drop the volume and increase treble response, and these modes are equally useful in any position.

FEATURES
  • Super distortion performance
  • Fits guitars routed for P90s
  • 12 adjustable pole pieces
  • Split and parallel humbucker modes

Give your P90 guitar more power. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Wiring: 4 conductor
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Output: 400mV
  • DC Resistance: 13.50 K
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DiMarzioDP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup
 
4.7

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great upgrade, Perfect Fit!!!

By Boss Almafuerte

from Colombia

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fits Perfect
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Hard Rock
  • Heavy Metal

Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

Just installed a set of these in my Jaguar Modern player (no modifications required), I know some people said the Jaguar Modern Player is not the best guitar in the world, anyways........ I love the way it looks and the way it plays but I was not happy with the sound of the stock P-90´s so I decided to replace them with a better quality pickups. I love Dimarzio so I decided to try them. Basically this pickup is just the well known super distortion on a P-90 casing......... thats it, period. If you are expecting to get something different than the regular super distortion sound go try another pickup but, if you want to have the fire, warm and great sound from the super distortion in your P-90 routed guitar go for it, you won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Insane tone

By Johnny D.

from North Port Florida

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  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

    I replaced the stock P90s with the Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge...gargantuan tone that brings my SG alive...can't miss!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Before you route your Les Paul Deluxe...

    By Sit down, Donald

    from Sacramento, CA

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    Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

    I have a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. The stock minihumbuckers are anemic. I put in P-90's, sound good, but the guitar is too heavy so they were a bit dark. Now I have P-90 Super Distortion and it is glorious especially if you like 70's and 80's rock. Similar to 498T but no Alnico V mud. Ceramic pickups are clear and tight but warm and thick. It is P-90 size but full size humbucker sound. Maybe slight honk compared to standard SD. Blah, blah, blah I'm real happy with it. Btw I got the P-90 Deluxe Plus Neck to match.

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    5.0

    Super Distortion in P90 size

    By BH

    from NY

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

        I replaced the p90 pickup of my Les Paul Jr. with this pickup. I needed something with more oomph than the p90 had. This pickup did just that. Not only does it sound great distorted by it also sounds great clean. I had to do a little modifying to get the pickup to fit because my Junior originally had a dog ear p90. It sounds GREAT!!!

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By LKNJ

        from NJ

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        Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

        I installed this pickup in the bridge position of a mahogany body, maple neck guitar. It took a little while to grow on me, but after about 6 months of heavy use, I absolutely love it. First and foremost, it's not as loud as the name might suggest. It meshes very well with a Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 I have in the neck, and doesn't overpower it. You do not need anything more than a vintage output pickup in the neck to pair with this. While it will overdrive your amp faster than a stock PAF, you can certainly get very nice cleans out of it. Distorted tones...well, the name speaks for itself. Great for everything from lead to palm-muted chug. Overall, it's got much more bass on tap than vintage PAFs, but it retains some of the PAF sonic qualities that make the design so ubiquitous.

        I also tried the Tone Zone in the same guitar, and while that pickup has a very good sound of its own, I found that the SD is much versatile and clear. The Tone Zone is very dark sounding, to the point where it sounds darker than a neck pickup. So, the SD was the clear winner.

         
        5.0

        Killer pickup

        By Dave

        from Northern CA

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            Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

            Nice alternative to a single coil P-90. You might have to do some routing on the bottom of the pickup cavity to make this fit as this pickup is about 1/8" taller than a standard single coil. Other than that, it sounds great and is quiet even with lots of gain.

             
            3.0

            Single coil hum

            By Elscotto

            from Holiday, FL

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              • Sounds great but still has noise

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                Comments about DiMarzio DP209 Super Distortion P-90 Humbucker Pickup:

                Playing thru it with my LP Special gives beautiful tone but I'm still getting hum I wanted to be rid of.

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