I have never become enamored with the ceramic Super 2's. And the more I listen to older vs. newer Garcia the more I realize I dont like them as much even in his hands. The above are Alnico...and I find them much sweeter. EDIT: at least I heard they were looks like that may not be true.
Now hang on!!! It says the Dual Sound split is still humbucking??? Is this true of the modern day counterpart as well (SuperDistortion if I recall right)? This is the first Ive heard this. Im confused...I just looked at modern versions and they say ceramic as well...the originals were alnico right?
Im thinking about switching out my Super 2 OBEL equipped guitar for these when I add a TPC-1. I have a horrid bright yellow SD Ill give a go I guess.
Sounds like I just got the wrong info re: Dual Sounds...heres confirmation from DiMarzio:
The Dual Sound pickup has always used a ceramic magnet throughout its history; it has never been built with Alnico magnets.
DiMarzio Inc. Salessales@dimarzio.com