In that case they are pure genius and offer a twang and sweetness that a Dimarzio Super Distortion may not. DiMarzio Super Distortion vs Seymour Duncan SB-4 JB? ... Evolution or a Super Distortion over any of the pickups you've mentioned so far. I play mainly a lot of lead metal, clean riffs and soloing. We've built in the same blend of power and tone that made the original Super Distortion® the worldwide standard for high-output humbuckers. Really depends on the sound you are going for. The JB has a lot better high-end response, and not so much bass. Get your answers by asking now. Seymour Duncan Hot Rails vs Dimarzio Super Distortion? Today, DiMarzio's marketing strategy behind its Super Distortion pickup is simple: “The pickup that started it all.” With a measurable output standing tall above pickups of the day, the DiMarzio Super Distortion was designed to coax more overdrive out of … You attack hard, the DiMarzio will scream. They wouldn't be my first choice for "metal" anything - I think you'd be constantly trying to brighten/tighten them up. Honestly though - the rest of your rig will have just as much if not more impact on your sound than your pickups. But my answer to your question can best be done by listing only a few of the guitarists endorsing just the Super Distortion: Brian Baker Vivian Campbell Phil Collen Al Di Meola Ace Frehley Paul Gilbert Rolf Munkes Dave Murray Tom Scholz Adrian Smith Another model not to ignore is the Humbucker From Hell - the list for that one is at least twice as long. Michael1987xl New Member. The JB is a bit clearer, the Tone Zone has a bit of that "compression" everyone talks about with DiMarzio pickups (which is difficult to explain until you hear it for yourself). Listen to sound samples. You really have to experiment with both of them. Many years ago I put a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB on my Ibanez RD550, and DiMarzio Super Distortion on my Ibanez S540, both of ‘em on the bridge positions. Totally wrong. So Recently I ordered a used strat planning to make some kind of EVH frankenstrat guitar.. Seymour Duncan JB vs DiMarzio Super Distortion? This pickup started a sound revolution. Next Last. FWIW - I don't like to use guitar pickups to fix issues that are amp/cabinet issues. I have a SD in my Les Paul Axcess and it sounds really nice in there. Super Distortion, 500T, and the Duncan SH-6 Distortion pickups are all Ceramic magnet type pickups. DiMarzio Super Distortion When this bad boy was unleashed in 1972, it was not only the first replacement pickup ever offered, it was also the world’s first high-output pickup. The JB does roll back a little bit better, but I would imagine that is because it's not as hot to begin with. Seymour Duncan JB vs DiMarzio Super Distortion? The Super Distortion is the exact opposite. The Super Distortion is the exact opposite. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. It all depends on You as the guitar player and how you pick and control with the right hand. Wong. 1. What you NEED is the Distortion Pickup Set..the 'Mayhem': SH-6 paired with an SH-2 for the same price. Also it depends on the wood your guitar is made from, I have never had any luck getting a Jb to sound good in a basswood guitar where as the dimarzio does. N. nitro New member. In general, I prefer Duncans. (current production) 2. Bill Lawrence it a good one if you like crisp high end with lots of cut. You can sign in to vote the answer. (current production) 2. It's super versatile and has clarity like few other neck humbuckers, especially at the price point. They’re great sounding pickups. I really liked the DiMarzio Super Distortion in it. And it is a good combination with the 57 Classic and the Super Distortion? $119. Of course, this isn't something that you couldn't learn by doing your research! $149. Would the Duncan JB also be good for early Van halen. Super Distortion Super 3 humbacker pickups for 100$. I currently have a Jackson Dinky DK2 with the factory fitted Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge position. Re: DiMarzio Tone Zone and Super Distortion I put a Tone Zone in my PRS (mahogany body) and it was a mid range nightmare for me. They will make your ears bleed (which is a GOOD THING!) The Super Distortion® (and its original 3-conductor version, the Dual Sound®) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive, and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured. The Super Distortion® S offers the performance of the famous Super Distortion® in a humbucking Strat® bridge direct replacement-size pickup. I remember when it first came out and everyone started putting these in their guitars. I'm interested, I used to want the Dimarzio Super Distortion sound when i heard the black dahlia murders ex guitarist john used an ESP Custom M-II with super distortion bridge pickups (i was a huge unhallowed, miasma, nocturnal fan) Right now I'm rocking the pickups that came with my JACKSON DK2M I was leaning toward the jb but the guy at our local shop said all the SDs he has installed has had a slight hum. Dave666, Jul 9, 2010 #1. Along side the Duncan JB it's one of the most famous and widely used pickups of all time! I find them to have a more soulful and earthy sound, which I like. The tone changes depending on how you have it orientated. I'd say the JB - I've had Super Distortions in my 2 Jackson Adrian Smith sigs (alder with maple necks) and the Super Distortion sounds terrible to my ears. The "Blade" single coil sized version (stacked humbucker) for direct Strat drop in. F. fretout New member. Super-Distortions have a stronger bottom-end and low-midrange peak you'd probably need to scoop out for a "metal" sound. 1. Seymour pickups are very clean, good output and sounds but doesn't have the raw sound of DiMarzio and I don't care what anybody says, that's the scoop. It's kind of like the JB is a girl screaming in a scary movie, and the Super Distortion is a guy shouting at a football game. The JB is a tricky pickup, in some guitars it sounds great, in others it sounds "wooley" at high volumes. What is it like to study performing arts? So Recently I ordered a used strat planning to make some kind of EVH frankenstrat guitar.. I love the Duncan Distortion, and the Screamin’ Demon is a sure favorite as well. 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It features the same slugs on one coil, adjustable screw heads on the other and four conductor wiring. Which of the two pickups would have a brighter/open/cutting sound. Also, give the guys a call over at the DiMarzio tech support. A more polite and less bass offensive tone zone. DiMarzios are a bit more sterile and crisp. I got one in the bridge of an LP and its close to my SD JB and the other is pared with a JB and its in the neck of my G400? I love both as well as the Duncan Distortion. Re: JB vs Super Distortion The JB is a good pickup, it's just never been my favorite. Think "old-school classic rock" (DiMarzio SD) vs. "Modern Metal" (SD-JB). Last but not least, on paper the Super Distortion S has a little bit less mids and a tad more bass than the Fast Track 2 while they have pretty much the same output. I put a pair of SDs in a Gibson SG and that sounded absolutely great - for '70s rock. It's a Really Good Pickup set. Air zone is good too if you want to also look at that one. I like them. It's hotter than the JB, with a little more fizz/hair around the edges. But the SD in an alder body, is just the perfect setup for me. Killer pickup. It was designed to hit the front end of an amp really hard, thus coaxing more overdrive out of it. Of course, this isn't something that you couldn't learn by doing your research! Not so much that it's not articulate, just enough to give you that added umph for the brown sound. Re: Duncan Distortion vs. DiMarzio Super Distortion I used to love the Duncan Distortion. and those who say you can't play a clean riff with DiMarzio is false. But I also liked a JB in my other Charvel....both Alder I believe? I can only speak for the Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups as 3 models I personally have used in Fender Stratocasters. The white strat I believe had the 59. I play mainly a lot of lead metal, clean riffs and soloing. There no more 80's metal pickups than the Dimarzio Super Distortion or the Seymour Duncan JB. I never tried a Dimarzio Super Distortion before, how does the Super Distortion compare to the other 2 I mentioned? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I installed these pups and let me tell ya, the friggin sound rocks and when I lower the volume as leftie says, it is super clean and super smooth. A more polite and less bass offensive tone zone. For the neck spot, I'm a big fan of Duncan 59. Seymour Duncan JB vs Dimarzio Super Distortion. Along with the Seymour Duncan JB, the DiMarzio Super Distortion is also one of the O.G. I currently have a Jackson Dinky DK2 with the factory fitted Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge position. If you like Led zep sound or heavy rock, Super Distortion will perform perfectly. And, there’s good reason for that. ? Phil Collen (DiMarzio super, DiMarzio super2, DiMarzio super 3, Jackson j90c which were fitted stock on his Jackson soloists in the 80’s, DiMarzio fast track, and Fernandez sustainer units) Vito Bratta did indeed use EMG’s and steinbergers but also used Duncan 59’s and even a JB in his guitar. tone forum. Feb 15, 2015 #14 I can't decide which of these to put in my bridge spot, I am swapping out an Invader which was a complete piece of shit and I want something with a ton of treble but also heavy sounding. Nice string definition. It has less dynamics than the JB. Are you a heavy metal guitar player, collector or enthusiast? OP try hunting out a dimarzio megadrive ..... VH 1 in a box (well pick up) really. I currently have a Jackson Dinky DK2 with the factory fitted Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge position. Tech Talk When DiMarzio first built the Super, it was a one-conductor pickup. 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