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Old 11-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Duncan Distortion vs. Dimarzio Super Distortion

Hi Guys,

In case anyone wonders, I've using a guitar with a ebony fretboard, mahogany body, a maple neck, and a floyd rose.

Which pickup is warmer sounding, hotter even (not necessarily higher output but sounds hotter)? Tighter bass? Better leads? etc

Thanks everyone in advanced for replies!

I play heavy metal, modern sound (pitch harmonic, bass heavy, singing leads,) but I also value a solid clean tone, and I like to play a Joe Satriani/Buckethead/Steve Vai-ish lead tone that sings (I've found that the Seymour Duncan Full Shred can do this, but it doesn't have enough strength, not balzy enough.)

And if The Dimarzio Super Distortion is good enough, what Dimarzio pickup would be better than a Duncan Distortion?
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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You already own a full shred? I've never used it, but I thought it was supposed to have more balls than a Distortion. What kind of amp are you using? (I know, I'm that guy...)
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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You already own a full shred? I've never used it, but I thought it was supposed to have more balls than a Distortion. What kind of amp are you using? (I know, I'm that guy...)


I'm mostly using Ampllitube 3 and other VST amp modelling software pieces, but I practice and use on stage (I don't go on stage often or own a tube amp yet) a Roland Cube 30x and a Cube 60.

According to SD's website,

http://www.seymourduncan.com/produc...h10_full_shred/

http://www.seymourduncan.com/produc...h6_duncan_dist/

The Distortion is recommended for metal where the Full Shred is lower output for classic rock, etc. The distortion also has more midrange and highs, and a little more bass according to SD's EQ chart.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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I've never played an SD Distortion, but from what I've heard it's fairly fizzy, and that's something I don't want through my pickups.

From Dimarzio, a D-Activator set might be what you're looking for. It's fairly neutral, and allows a lot of the actual guitar to come through, instead of giving off its own specific voice to the actual sound.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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Doesn't matter.

Tone woods don't affect the tone.

Just buy a new amp.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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Why did you make a thread asking the same thing as your own thread with the same title? >.>
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