Dimarzio Super 3

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Dimarzio Super 3

Post by Full Crib » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:02 am

Anyone ever used one of these? Im putting one in an upcoming project and have no idea what she will sound like...dont ever recall seeing a passive humbucker wound so hot? :yikes scratch_head
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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by sixstring » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:31 pm

That is :evil
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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by _xxx_ » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:02 am

It is hotter than usual, should be 25k.

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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:11 am

Wow, that's a lot :yikes .
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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by LhKramer » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:02 pm

I always use them supa 3s or DDistortion only...
Got a early 93/94 rg lefty maple body with supa,very crunchy...but only 25.3k
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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by lonewolfsx » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:20 pm

Remember, DC resistance does not equal output. In fact, the Super 3's I've had felt like they had less output than a standard super distortion. And on top of that, I think a super distortion has a tiny bit more output than a JB but measures 3-4k less ohms.

Too bad there aren't any independent testers of this sort of thing to finally dispel the myth. But you can compare just a few across the Dimarzio website and see that the resistance has very little bearing on output volume.

I've heard fantastic tones from very high resistance wound pickups and just as many good tones from 8k or less pickups. Just try them all, that's my mantra, and why I think I have had almost every bridge pickup made by SD and most of the Dimarzios too. Trade them around on reverb and costs me next to nothing too, just a few minutes with a soldering iron.
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Re: Dimarzio Super 3

Post by _xxx_ » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:59 am

Not about output really, but how fat it will sound in terms of tone and distortion. At some point the resistance will be too much and make a pickup sound dull and dead though.

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