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    Default Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    I bought this H/S/S/ MIM Strat the Monday after Christmas and knew it was a DiMarzio but the owner didn't know which one (he bought it from original owner). I knew the thing was much hotter than the '59's in my SG. Figured I'd check it out when I did a string change.

    My curiosity got the best of me yesterday so I slackened the strings and pulled the pickguard to have a look.

    All it has is a white sticker that says 100 written in blue ink. Could this be the DP100 Super Distortion?

    I know it's a hot pickup that's for sure. A little too hot for my taste. In case I sell the pickup I'd like to know for sure what it is.



    Last edited by SoCalSteve; 02-19-2012 at 09:22 AM.
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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    It is in all likelihood a super distortion...

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    Yup. That is a Super Distortion. Great pickup.

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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    DP100 super d all the way!

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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    Thanks guys!
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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalSteve View Post
    Thanks guys!
    Steve do you like the DSD? I just bought a month ago after hearing a few youtube clips and forgot just how great these are! Mine actually cleans up nice for the name super distortion. Here is the vid that put me over the edge in buying one,
    http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/s...d.php?t=233625

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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    Ed, that is definitely some great tone in that video.

    I'm still undecided on the SD in this guitar. I may go for something with less output.

    I actually just today swapped a rough A4 into that 490T I have lying around to try in it. I also put a cover on it for looks. Haven't installed it yet. I was going to use the A4 for my '59n but figured I might as well try it in the 490T. The 490T is measuring 8.65 k with the A4 in it.

    BTW, I just ordered some pickup screws and springs from addiction-fx. Let me know if you need a set since that pickup I sold you didn't have them.
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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    Update: I can't use the 490T with the magnet swap and cover because its legs are too long for my Strat.

    Oh well, at least while I was in there I moved the lower tone control wire to the bridge pickup.

    BTW, still absolutely loving the UOA5 '59 bridge!
    Last edited by SoCalSteve; 02-21-2012 at 07:35 PM.
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    Default Re: Not sure what this DiMarzio is in my Strat

    definitely looks like a DSD. did you measure the DC Resistance?
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