I looked at Demarzio, Bill Lawrence p/u's at the time This was the best choise for me. I would buy another Duncan if it ever stopped working. Randy Rhoads use to use Duncan Distortion p/u's if they where ok for him they are certainly ok for me.
Price: $50.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Charvel, came with the guitar
This P/U was ordered and came with My 1981 Charvel Explorer. This is a Humbuker type p/u. The tone is explosive metal all the way. Whay do you think they call it Duncan Distortion! The p/u was used in the bridge posion
This p/u was used with a Charvel Explorer, BOSS Preamps and efx, with Marshall Amps. The music that I played was Metal and that wht this p/u was made for. Compaired to some of today hot output p/u this might be considered middle of the road. I found this p/u to be perfect for metal
I used this p/u for about 10 years touring and the p/u is still kicking butt today. I have never replaced it either. The p/u is now over 20 years old
This p/u has a little too much upper mid for me. It sustains well enough but is a bit harsh sounding. Kind of a one trick pony. (I guess that's why they call it a distortion) Good for metal or punk I think.
Bridge position humbucker - open coil passive p/u
adj. pole pieces, 4 lead for coil tapping.
Tested this p/u in an 80's Kramer & 90's Epi Explorer. Lots of upper mids & bite with a tube or solid state amp, almost brittle at times. Didn't seem to have an extra high output, about the same vol as a LP. I liked it better in the neck position on the Epi, even though that's not what it was designed for.
It's probably 15 years old ... still ticking