PAF DP103 review by DiMarzio

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.3 (3 votes)
DiMarzio: PAF DP103

Price paid: $ 65

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
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. Not muddy at all. With the tone down to about 6, and a little reverb added on, it sounds similar to a good acoustic. It can get very clean, and with gain can go up to about Black Sabbath levels of gain.

Overall Impression — 10
This is just a great sounding pickup. For what I was going for, it was a great replacement for the Seymour Duncan JB I had in the neck position. It's exactly what I wanted.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a DiMarzio, so of course it's reliable and going to last. I'd say it's going to be a dependable pickup.

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    I have SD TB4 that i got from ebay, i wonder if DP103 on the neck would work well with TB4 on the bridge?