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DiMarzio: Super Distortion DP100Pickups
DiMarzio: Super Distortion DP100

The Super Distortion sounds much better in my Fat Strat than the Fender humbucker it came with, and it gives the guitar a lot more versatility.

POSTED: 10/25/2011 - 04:16 am

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DiMarzio: X2N DP102Pickups
DiMarzio: X2N DP102

This is probably most roaring passive pickup in DiMarzio production line, probably thanks to ceramic magnet bars inside.

POSTED: 05/13/2013 - 04:02 am

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DiMarzio: Tone Zone DP155Pickups
DiMarzio: Tone Zone DP155

This isn't a pickup you're going to get a crisp clean sound from.

POSTED: 09/09/2009 - 03:25 am

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DiMarzio: Evolution Bridge DP159Pickups
DiMarzio: Evolution Bridge DP159

This pickup sounds phenomenal for leads, but lacks somewhat in the rhythm department and it is just not punchy enough for the good ol' chugging rhythms.

POSTED: 07/03/2012 - 02:23 am

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DiMarzio: D-Activator Bridge DP220Pickups
DiMarzio: D-Activator Bridge DP220

The DP220 pickup has the same loud yet clean sound as the active humbuckers players are familiar with, and killer harmonics. They also respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. In a word, the DP220 pickups rock.

POSTED: 03/20/2013 - 02:43 am

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DiMarzio: DP177 True Velvet T NeckPickups
DiMarzio: DP177 True Velvet T Neck

This pickup is good for a lot of things especially clean sounds. When you play chords you hear every note clearly - it does not sound muddy.

POSTED: 02/05/2014 - 09:49 am

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DiMarzio: John Petrucci SetPickups
DiMarzio: John Petrucci Set

The set includes a DiMarzio DP228 (Crunchlab) and DP227 (LiquiFire). John Petrucci found a combination that works for me.

POSTED: 11/05/2013 - 03:42 am

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DiMarzio: Gravity Storm Bridge DP253Pickups
DiMarzio: Gravity Storm Bridge DP253

This Steve Vai signature pickup is great for players who are into '80s tones, as well as for someone wanting a hot pickup that can cut, but doesn't want the toppy bite of something like the Evo's.

POSTED: 10/07/2013 - 05:28 am

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DiMarzio: Air Norton DP193Pickups
DiMarzio: Air Norton DP193

The output level is not too loud, when used with my 500k pots. I have not tried it with any other pots, but it's just the right output with a 500k.

POSTED: 10/03/2013 - 04:48 am

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DiMarzio: Air Zone DP192Pickups
DiMarzio: Air Zone DP192

The DiMarzio Air Zone DP192 is a medium output passive humbucker. It is generally seen as a bridge pickup and is marketed as such by DiMarzio. The pickup cannot give you what other active or high output passive pickups can but the lack of brutality is compensated by its natural sounding, organic tone.

POSTED: 10/03/2013 - 04:36 am

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DiMarzio: X2N DP102Pickups
DiMarzio: X2N DP102

This is probably most roaring passive pickup in DiMarzio production line, probably thanks to ceramic magnet bars inside.

POSTED: 05/13/2013 - 04:02 am

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DiMarzio: Dominion Neck And Bridge DP244/DP245Pickups
DiMarzio: Dominion Neck And Bridge DP244/DP245

Overall, I love the crunch these pickups give. The clarity, the crunch, and just the punch they give out in general. I don't hate anything about them, they've given me everything I could ever want in terms of tone, I've never heard a tighter set of pickups than these.

POSTED: 04/03/2013 - 02:47 am

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DiMarzio: D-Activator Bridge DP220Pickups
DiMarzio: D-Activator Bridge DP220

The DP220 pickup has the same loud yet clean sound as the active humbuckers players are familiar with, and killer harmonics. They also respond instantly to hard or light pick attack. In a word, the DP220 pickups rock.

POSTED: 03/20/2013 - 02:43 am

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DiMarzio: The Breed Bridge DP166Pickups
DiMarzio: The Breed Bridge DP166

The Breed bridge pickup is not as hot as the Evolution, but it's got a warm and punchy mid-range coupled with a fat low end that rolls off before it can get muddy.

POSTED: 02/08/2013 - 03:44 am

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DiMarzio: Gravity Storm Neck DP252Pickups
DiMarzio: Gravity Storm Neck DP252

This is a pretty high output pup. I like it because its great for soloing. The Gravity Storm is just as good if not better than the top neck pickups.

POSTED: 01/23/2013 - 06:22 am

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DiMarzio: Blaze 7 DP702Pickups
DiMarzio: Blaze 7 DP702

Overall except for the little annoyance about the quality of silicon board used for the back plate, I am happy with this pickup.

POSTED: 01/18/2013 - 02:28 am

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DiMarzio: FRED DP153Pickups
DiMarzio: FRED DP153

I love this pickup because of its versatility. You can get an amazing metal tone with the right settings, and then it mellows right down and plays smooth jazz if you lower the gain.

POSTED: 10/03/2012 - 03:22 am

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DiMarzio: Evolution Bridge DP159Pickups
DiMarzio: Evolution Bridge DP159

This pickup sounds phenomenal for leads, but lacks somewhat in the rhythm department and it is just not punchy enough for the good ol' chugging rhythms.

POSTED: 07/03/2012 - 02:23 am

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DiMarzio: LiquiFire DP227Pickups
DiMarzio: LiquiFire DP227

Being someone who is into a lot of progressive rock/metal, I knew this pickup would be perfect for me. Yes, this is John Petrucci's signature neck pickup, and let me tell you, it delivers.

POSTED: 04/19/2012 - 03:29 am

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DiMarzio: Bluesbucker DP163Pickups
DiMarzio: Bluesbucker DP163

Love the power it delivers and the bluesy tones. Doesn't have much response when playng with tone pot, but it's enough treble to carry its own tones.

POSTED: 04/18/2012 - 04:02 am

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DiMarzio: Super 3 DP152Pickups
DiMarzio: Super 3 DP152

It was, as DiMarzio put it, designed for those who like to scoop their mids but wanna keep the mid range boom.

POSTED: 03/26/2012 - 04:17 am

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DiMarzio: Dominion Bridge DP245Pickups
DiMarzio: Dominion Bridge DP245

It provides all of the chunky goodness I was expecting from a pickup with the name Dominion. I also enjoyed the accented mids. The Dominion has an extremely punchy response, but is also smooth and warm.

POSTED: 02/08/2012 - 03:58 am

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DiMarzio: EVO 2 Bridge DP215Pickups
DiMarzio: EVO 2 Bridge DP215

The pickup has a pretty tight bass response, and the highs and mids seem pretty balanced. Sound is very punchy and loud, which I like. I highly recommend this pickup for any playing that requires both high gain and articulation, sounds fine in any genre that I've tried.

POSTED: 02/07/2012 - 03:33 am

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DiMarzio: PAF DP103Pickups
DiMarzio: PAF DP103

The pickup sounds great. It's in the neck of an all-mahogany Gibson Les Paul. It sounds similar to a Super Distortion, but a bit more balanced. It's exactly what I wanted.

POSTED: 01/16/2012 - 03:45 am

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DiMarzio: Super Distortion T DP318Pickups
DiMarzio: Super Distortion T DP318

Output level is very high, very hot. Something like a PAF when ur tone is zero. Something like synyster's pickup when in high gain. It don't sound weird in clean. It still makes you feel that you forget to off distortion when you are playing clean.

POSTED: 12/19/2011 - 02:29 am

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DiMarzio: PAF Joe DP213Pickups
DiMarzio: PAF Joe DP213

This is a great pickup. The only thing that I would have changed is a warmer treble response.

POSTED: 12/09/2011 - 07:11 am

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DiMarzio: D-Sonic DP207Pickups
DiMarzio: D-Sonic DP207

The D-Sonic is a fairly high output pickup at 390 mV of output. It's meant to be loud and clear. The sound, overall, is defined and middy, though not boxy.

POSTED: 11/11/2011 - 07:46 am

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DiMarzio: Norton DP160Pickups
DiMarzio: Norton DP160

The Norton humbucker is a lesser known model by DiMarzio. It's output is around 350 mV, and the DC resistance is about 11k. This means that it is a medium-hot pickup.

POSTED: 11/10/2011 - 03:34 am

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DiMarzio: Super Distortion DP100Pickups
DiMarzio: Super Distortion DP100

The Super Distortion sounds much better in my Fat Strat than the Fender humbucker it came with, and it gives the guitar a lot more versatility.

POSTED: 10/25/2011 - 04:16 am

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DiMarzio: Crunch-Lab DP228Pickups
DiMarzio: Crunch-Lab DP228

This pickup sounds incredible - it's a high output pickup, but it is on the lower side of the higher output pickups.

POSTED: 09/05/2011 - 07:09 am

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DiMarzio: D-Activator Neck And Bridge DP219/DP220Pickups
DiMarzio: D-Activator Neck And Bridge DP219/DP220

It is a nice, clear, transparent sounding pickup that will open up the sound of a guitar that you like the sound of to start with.

POSTED: 08/01/2011 - 04:52 am

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DiMarzio: Air Norton S DP180Pickups
DiMarzio: Air Norton S DP180

This is the single coil size of the DiMarzio Air Norton. It has a lot of output, sustain and an amazing thickness. Everything you want in a neck pickup.

POSTED: 03/23/2011 - 06:04 am

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DiMarzio: Tone Zone 7 DP755Pickups
DiMarzio: Tone Zone 7 DP755

Output is fairly high (385). The tone is a good load of mid and bass range, with the treble significantly lower.

POSTED: 02/28/2011 - 03:04 am

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DiMarzio: Tone Zone DP155Pickups
DiMarzio: Tone Zone DP155

This isn't a pickup you're going to get a crisp clean sound from.

POSTED: 09/09/2009 - 03:25 am

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DiMarzio: Fast Track 2 Strat Humbucker DP182Pickups
DiMarzio: Fast Track 2 Strat Humbucker DP182

It definately does its job as a humbucker, deleting any hum sound coming from the amp.

POSTED: 06/25/2009 - 04:27 am

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DiMarzio: Super 2 DP104Pickups
DiMarzio: Super 2 DP104

If you love the sound of a Super Distortion in the bridge and you like hot neck pickups too, try a Super 2. The Super 2 takes the classic Super Distortion sound and slides the EQ up in favor of the high-end, so its brighter top and lighter bottom work to balance out the darker, overtone-heavy information up by the fingerboard.

POSTED: 03/05/2008 - 01:39 am

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