lbpesq wrote: ↑Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:08 pmI once contacted DiMarzio for some advice. The guy I spoke with told me that he thought Jerry got his tone in spite of the DiMarzio pickups, not due to them!
Can you explain briefly what this means - "Jerry got his tone in spite
of the DiMarzio pickups" - as it doesn't make sense to me.
Jerry was meticulous as to everything in his signal chain. I'm sure he chose his DiMarzio's equally meticulously because they flat out worked for him.
My personal experience with the Super Distortion pickup, by the way, is this. I bought my first new c. '76 and still own and use it (it's the bridge PUP in my heavily modded/Jerrified '99 USA Reverend Avenger below).
If anything, it's the name of the pickup that's the misnomer. IMO, the PUP isn't distorted - it's output is quite clear. What it is, is powerful.
The resulting distortion is from the pickup being hot enough to overdrive the amps.