#1
Hey,

So I recently purchased a Dimarzio Super distortion and i got it installed into teh bridge pickup position. I'm currently looking for another pickup for the neck (humbucking). I've heard that the Tone Zone can be very killer in the neck, but would it work with a Super Distortion in the Bridge? (its a 2 humbucker 3 way switch guitar , a Jackson DX10D Dinky), or would a PAF Pro be a better idea?
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#2
Quote by racerXazn
Hey,

So I recently purchased a Dimarzio Super distortion and i got it installed into teh bridge pickup position. I'm currently looking for another pickup for the neck (humbucking). I've heard that the Tone Zone can be very killer in the neck, but would it work with a Super Distortion in the Bridge? (its a 2 humbucker 3 way switch guitar , a Jackson DX10D Dinky), or would a PAF Pro be a better idea?


The PAF Pro is the more "Classic" choice of pup to go against a super dist. in the bridge.. basically the choice throughout the 80's for many (for example Iron Maiden's boys used that combo). The tone zone is really heavy on bass and mids, are you sure you want that in the neck?



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      #3
      well i dont know yet. Michael Romeo uses it in the neck , so i just thought it would be fun to try.

      I play mainly power metal, prog metal, and other metals (i play in a paul gilbertish style sometimes).

      Keep the suggestions comin!
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      #4
      The Tone Zone will work in the neck with the Super Distortion in the bridge as long as it's output is less than that of the Super Dist, it will "fit", and according to Dimarzio's site (I've no personal experience of the Tone Zone) it is slightly less, so it should work, really.

      What it'll actually sound like I'm not too sure, but Dimarzio have a returns policy you can take advantage of.



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          #5
          alrite thanks.
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          #6
          Try the ToneZone in the bridge and move the Super D to the neck. I thought in my Basswood Ibanez the Super D was a bit bland sounding, but the ToneZone had more character and bite to it. However since I sold the Super Distortion, I never tried it in the neck. However, I would imagine if setup right, that could be a mean combo, but I don't know if the Super Distortion is clear enough for the neck position.
          #7
          get a dmarizo d-activator for the neck
          through a high-gain tube amp you get pure metal sounds
          #8
          well i've got an alder body guitar so. i might just move a tone zone into the bridge and sell the SD back...any thoughts on that? oh yeh how are teh D activators..
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          #9
          You will want a PAF for the neck not a PAF Pro, the Pro is to hot for the neck. The D Activator are EMG 81 without the battery.
          You really aren't going to see a huge difference until you upgrade your amp. All of the pups listed are made to push a tube amp into OD.
          #10
          Quote by Davers440
          You will want a PAF for the neck not a PAF Pro, the Pro is to hot for the neck. The D Activator are EMG 81 without the battery.
          You really aren't going to see a huge difference until you upgrade your amp. All of the pups listed are made to push a tube amp into OD.

          The PAF Pro is only 300, that's medium output. Would go great opposite a super dist. or Tone zone.



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              #11
              I have tried the Pro in the neck, it is very muddy. The PAF works better. IMO
              #12
              Quote by Davers440
              You will want a PAF for the neck not a PAF Pro, the Pro is to hot for the neck. The D Activator are EMG 81 without the battery.
              You really aren't going to see a huge difference until you upgrade your amp. All of the pups listed are made to push a tube amp into OD.


              yeh so thats why im planning to purchase a PEAVEY XXX.

              meh i hear the d activators arent as good as they could be, like iin the guitarworld vid it sounds really trebly :S

              so i might give them a shot...but your rite. new amp first...
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              #13
              go for the Paf pro in the neck
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              #14
              Quote by holy666
              go for the Paf pro in the neck


              well i dunno. i play like power metal, melo death, and paul gilbert/racer x stuff mainly with some prog metal so..
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              #15
              try them first then if you are not sure, you can call dimarzio they can help you deciding which pickups you want
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              #16
              If you buy from a DiMarizo dealer, and send in the paper work, they give you 30 days to swap out the pup.
              #17
              Quote by Davers440
              If you buy from a DiMarizo dealer, and send in the paper work, they give you 30 days to swap out the pup.


              i did that with my SD. its now fully mine, but the dealer buys back for a good deal i think. so im thinking of the d activators, anyone have any expierience / comments?
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              #18
              I've got a D-activator in neck, and an Evo 2 in bridge. Its perfect for my style for old thrash/power metal. The d-activator gives really nice tone for shredding and lead type licks. I dont get very much output of tapping though.
              #20
              Quote by Drmorphine
              I've got a D-activator in neck, and an Evo 2 in bridge. Its perfect for my style for old thrash/power metal. The d-activator gives really nice tone for shredding and lead type licks. I dont get very much output of tapping though.


              hm so like its great for sweeping and alternate/economy picking stuff?

              well i've always thought EMGS have an awsome sound, so i am looking into active pickups, how do D Activators compare to EMGS?
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