The DiMarzio DP318 Super Distortion T Tele is designed to offer the same performance as the famous Super Distortion in a humbucking Tele bridge direct replacement pickup. This is a mini-humbucker, designed to fit into the Telecaster’s single coil bridge position. In addition, its coils create a silent pickup with thicker and warmer lows.
The Super Distortion T Tele uses a ceramic magnet for a brighter tone and a higher output that’s helpful in driving amplifiers harder for a better overdrive. The DiMarzio DP318 Super Distortion T is designed to take into account the slanted nature of the Tele pickup.
It’s connected with four-conductor wiring for parallel humbucking and split-coil modes, via a pull switch on the guitar’s volume knob. The Super Distortion T Tele is designed to put out the same high gain as the regular Super Distortion, and the coils are powerful enough to allow splitting into a single coil without sounding brittle, thin, or weak.
This pickup has been around since 2005, and it’s still one of the most popular when a player is looking for one that’s very hot and good for playing heavily over-driven music. It comes in several different colors, including camouflage.