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DiMarzio Super Distortion F-SPACED
SKU: DP100FBK
Price: $84.99
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SKU: DP100BK
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Dimarzio DP100 Super Distortion Humbucker Pickup - Black... Standard or F-Spaced

This pickup started a sound revolution. Replacement pickups simply didn’t exist before the invention of the Super Distortion® in the early Seventies. The Super Distortion 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® 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, from players as varied as Ace Frehley, Al Di Meola, and Paul Gilbert. It’s also versatile: 4-conductor wiring allows instant access to Strat®-like split and series-parallel modes. Discover what thousands of great players know: The Super Distortion® is the best all ’round high-power pickup ever made.
STANDARD SPACING, F-SPACING: WHY ARE THERE TWO DIFFERENT SPACINGS?

A long time ago (in the 20th century, actually) the electric guitar world was divided between Gibson and Fender designs. One of the differences between the two was string spacing. In general, Gibson chose a narrower string spacing at the bridge than Fender, and therefore the polepieces on Gibson humbuckers were closer together than the magnets on Fender pickups. When guitar shops started installing humbuckers in the bridge position of Strats, it was obvious that the strings didn’t line up with the polepieces, and if the E strings were too far outside, the sound could suffer. DiMarzio's first humbuckers followed the original Gibson spacing, and they call them standard-spaced. When they released their first humbuckers with wider spacing, Floyd Rose bridges were very popular. Floyd string-spacing is the same as Fender spacing, so DiMarzio naturally called the new pickups F-spaced.

WHAT IS F-SPACING?
All of our full-size humbuckers except the X2N® and D Activator-X™ are available in two polepiece spacings. F-spacing refers to the wider of the two spacings. For proper string alignment and balanced output, F-spaced humbuckers should be used in the bridge position on all guitars with string spacing at the bridge of 2.1" (53 mm) or greater. On these guitars, if the nut width is 1-11/16” (43 mm) or greater, F-spaced pickups can be used in the neck position as well.
DiMarzio Super Distortion Guitar Pickup Features:
•Humbucker
•Standard spacing or F-Spaced (Both options available)
•High-output pickup
•Best for solid body guitars
•Generally used in the bridge position
•Great as a neck pickup with lower-gain amplifiers
•4-conductor wiring
•Ceramic magnets
•Output mV: 425
•DC resistance: 13.68

DiMarzio Tone Guide:
•Treble: 5.5     Mid: 7.5      Bass: 8
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SPACING TO USE?
F-spaced pickups measure 2.01" (51 mm) center-to-center from the first polepiece to the sixth. Standard-spaced pickups measure 1.90" (48 mm). Although some players believe that F-spaced pickups are only for the bridge position of tremolo bridge guitars, many guitars with fixed bridges (including post-1998 Gibson® and Epiphone® Les Paul®, SG® and semi-hollow guitars) should have F-spaced pickups in the bridge position. Most tremolo equipped guitars that have a nut width of 1-11/16” (43mm) or more should also use an F-spaced pickup in the neck position. If you’re replacing a bridge-position pickup and you're not sure what your string-spacing is, it's usually better to get an F-spaced model. It is not necessary for the strings to pass exactly over the center of the polepieces for best performance, but it is wise to avoid a situation where the E strings are sitting completely outside of the outer polepieces