DiMarzio DP104 Super 2
DiMarzio DP104 Super 2

DP104 Super 2, Pastilla de Guitarra from DiMarzio belonging to the DP104 Super 2 model.

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Hatsubai 26/03/2011

DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 : la opinión de Hatsubai (content in English)

"Neck version of the Super Dist."

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The Super 2 was a pickup made to go along with the Super Distortion. It’s a very high output, bitey and compressed pickup. It features adjustable pole pieces on both coils, four conductor wiring and a ceramic magnet.

While this pickup was meant to go with the Super Distortion in the bridge, it’s quite a different sounding picking. Where as the Super Distortion is extremely fat sounding, this is very bright sounding. It’s definitely made for a dark sounding guitar. The bass is pretty laid back, and the treble, as well as mids, are pushed to the forefront. The ceramic magnet is what helps keep this powerful, tight and compressed.

I really do not recommend this for the bridge. DiMarzio says it can work nicely, but this thing will just get too bitey. If you have an alder, maple or walnut bodied guitar, I recommend probably avoiding this pickup. It’s not quite as bright and clean sounding as the Humbucker From Hell, but it’s in a similar vein. This pickup sounds a bit more vintage-esque and a little bigger. Split coil sounds on this are pretty bright, and I’ve never tried it in parallel to comment.

If you have a dark sounding Les Paul, and you want a hot neck pickup with some bite, this is probably the pickup that’ll work for you. It’s not as clean and open as the Humbucker From Hell, but it makes up for it in terms of a big overall sound. Those with brighter guitars will most likely want to avoid this pickup as it’ll just be way too much, especially for the neck position where most people want fatter tones. Just be sure to power this up with a very hot bridge pickup to even everything out. The Super Distortion would be the most obvious choice, but any of the hotter choices that DiMarzio offers would be perfectly fine.