Re: Super Distortion, Tone Zone or other?
Yes, I think that each company has a slightly different tone, overall. However, the tonal chart tells you quite a bit and based on my experience with all three of these pickups, I think what has been described is correct. The Tone Zone and the Super Distortion are quite similar. The Super Distortion is slightly more aggressive than the Tone Zone, but not much. Both are more "throaty" or ballsy than the JB. You have to work slightly harder to get pinch harmonics out of the DiMarzios, though. Not necessarily a big deal. The other determining factor, however, is the wood on the guitar. Mahogony body guitar=JB is great! Alder or Maple body guitar=stay away from JB! Tone Zone is likely the best and most versatile pickup overall, of the three talked about. The best, though, is the Seymour Duncan PATB2