How do Identify this pickup?

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  1. BlackStrat_Fan

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    Tonight I removed the humbucker pickup from my first guitar - a 1983 Kramer Special. To my surprise it turned out to be a Dimarzio. I thought the pickup was a stock Schaller all these years. Suppose the "double cream" should have clued me in. Just never thought much about it.

    Anyway, how do I identify this pickup? Has no serial number, just "DIMARZIO PICKUPS MADE IN THE USA" on the backplate. I have an email to sales@Dimarzio, but thought I would throw it out there and wondered if anyone had any thoughts as to what it could be.
     
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    Yeah, my guess is it's a Super Distortion. DC resistance should confirm it.

    And all these years I thought I had bought this guitar new. Ha!
     
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    Turns out Dimarzio did wind pickups for Kramer back in the day - Super Distortions. Confirmed by Dimarzio customer service.
     
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    need a pic and what the resistance is like said above. It's probably something like a DP103 though...
     
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    The resistance should tell you.
     
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    Considering the timeframe, and made in USA, I suspect that the quality was on par with any of the Dimarzio pups of that era. Two thumbs up!
    Maybe it is a fairly early version of the DP-100.
     

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