My experience has been different with a Super Distortion in the bridge. I have used one in a Les Paul and in my #1 Jerry guitar which is a neck through musician/vantage styled guitar, and it is my favorite "tele" style sound. It breaks up great naturally, but you do have to work the tone knob to taste, its pretty bright. One of my favorite country style chicken-pickin' tones for sure for big river, its all over now, etc.... I am talking about a Super D not a super II. I thought many guys in the 70's and 80's used a super D in the bridge for gnarly tones... I went with the super D because I'll never split a humbucker in the bridge anyway.