#1
I finally decided on a neck replacement pickup, the DiMarzio PAF. Also, decided that since I was switching the neck pickup, it would be best to go ahead and get a new bridge pickup as well. I read that Ace Frehley used a PAF in the neck and a Super Distortion in the bridge. Do any of you use the Super Distortion? Would you recommend it?
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#2
A friend of mine used the Super Distortion pickups, and they were the hottest pickups I've ever seen. When he wasn't playing, all they did was feedback. I think the pickups were too much for the amp, personally. I did like their tone, and I would recommend them.
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#3
can't say i do... but i seriously thought that Ace said he uses Super Distortions on the bridge and neck, it was noted somewhere on a guitarworld magazine and on kisstabs.com under the equipment bio. i'm just curious how you got this info.
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can't say i do... but i seriously thought that Ace said he uses Super Distortions on the bridge and neck, it was noted somewhere on a guitarworld magazine and on kisstabs.com under the equipment bio. i'm just curious how you got this info.


Was going by the info on the DiMarzio site.
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#5
gotcha
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#6
well its a very mid based pickup, so i'd imagine it'd work great with your mesa. but what kind of sound are you going for? i have one in my GAX75, and i love it.
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#7
It's a good pickup, but you have to remember what it was designed to do. The Super Distortion came about at a time when there weren't many high gain amps, and no uber-high gain amps. Players wanted something that would push their, often fairly clean, amps into distortion sooner. If you have a single channel tube amp with no distortion channel, or even a medium gain amp thethat's the ideal situation where you'd go for the Super Distortion.

If you have a modern, high gain amp then you don't need the pickups to push the amp to distortion, you've got the pre-amp section from hell to do that. You'd still want a hot pickup, as in hotter than vintage output, but the tonal characteristics are more important - the output is pretty moot as you've aready got all the power you'll need. I'd go for a Dimarzio Norton or Breed instead, or a Duncan Custom or Custom 5.
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