Replacement pickups simply didn’t exist before the invention of the Super Distortion in the early 1970's. 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 it is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured.
The Super Distortion has a perfect blend of power and tone - both single-notes and chords jump out of the amp and fill the room (or the track) with a wall of sound. The balance of tones is classic - thick, boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. This is the sound you’ve heard for over three decades on platinum records. It’s also versatile: 4-conductor wiring allows instant access to Strat-like split and series-parallel modes.
The Super Distortion is primarily a bridge position pickup, although it can be used in the neck position with a relatively low-gain amp. Specifically designed for solid-bodies, as hollow and semi-hollow guitars can be hard to control with warm, high output pickups.
- Wiring: 4 Conductor
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Output mV: 425
- DC Resistance: 13.68 Kohm
- Designed for solid body guitars
- Recommended for bridge position, can be used in the neck position with a relatively low-gain amp
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