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DiMarzio Distortion ?


Jehle
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I've been mentioning my favorite pickup for a few posts now and I need to check my history.

Basically, this is a DiMarzio Distortion 2 conductor pickup. Now, I had thought that is was called a DS-2 but I can't seem to find that information on the DiMarzio website. At the time they also made a DS-4 which was a 4 conductor version of the same pickup. I, like many other people, converted the pickup from a 2 conductor to a 4 conductor.

One other thing, I had also thought that this was just a DiMarzio Distortion, not a DiMarzio Super Distortion. My PU measures only 10k dc resistance, and the DiMarzio Super Distortions measure at a higher 16k or so.

Can anyone confirm or deny what I think I know about this pickup?

The main reason is that I would like to find more of them for my latest project. Thanks for any help.

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acording to dimarzio they re designed the pickup. they were very short with me when i asked them.. i have an old flyer too that had the dc resistances on them back from the 90's and it doesn't match up to what there current spec say either.

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Wow, you dug this one up. I had forgotten all about this post. :D

Sorry to hear that they where a little rude on the phone. I'm still curious about the old DS-2 and DS-4 pickups. I'm begining to think it's the "Dual Sound". I don't know about how they spec out compared to the one that I have.

Fact of the matter is, I just love the tone of this goofy pickup that I got from a pawn shop. I'd like to put that sound in my new guitars.

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yeah i tend to once a week and sort through the posts that only have a few replies or no rreplies since the beginning of the forum. or at least thats how i search for them and list them in ascending order. cause sometimes they get overlooked by people.. that way i feel that people get a second chance. on there topic cause the forum may have been flooded the first time someone saw it.

i too have a favorite junk pickup the ones in the old peavey guitars that were hot in the 80's they have the vandenburg type headstock i forget the name of the model buthey were screaming pickups

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The Vandenberg guitar was pretty cool. I didn't care for the fader pot that was on them though. No clue what those pickups where. :D

Every once in a while Peavey will do something right. I absolutely loved the Gliders strings. They where so silky feeling. Good luck finding anyone that sells them though.

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i remember those i loved the ghs half ground rounds.. did you ever play that.. oh my god i was in heaven..

yeha i ddint' like the setup on the vandenburg guitar either.. but i loved the neck and the fretboard.. specially the ebony one i played. but this pickup was similar to it, and was in another guitar they did that had the same headstock.. it was a single humbucker no tone only volume control and some of them were pushpulls but i am unsure if this was stock or aftermarket. but they had the peavey floydrose like the vandenburg model.. basically a stripped down vandenburg.

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