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  • #16
    ok just scored some "rough" A2 , we'll see how it goes ...
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    • #17
      ok just scored some "rough" A2 , we'll see how it goes ...
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      • #18
        hmm, i'm going to try this on some SDs. easy cheap solderless tinker. will try a2, a3 & a5 - both positions.

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        • #19
          hmm, i'm going to try this on some SDs. easy cheap solderless tinker. will try a2, a3 & a5 - both positions.

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          • #20
            I swapped a ceramic into my JB-7 from a Custom-7, replacing the stock Alnico 5. I was always trying to get that last bit of oomph from the JB.



            Swapping a ceramic into a JB turns it into what they call a Distortion Lite, or a JB+. The JB uses an Alnico 5 stock, and the Distortion uses a double thick ceramic. I only had a single thick ceramic, but I swapped it in and reinstalled and I'm very pleased with the result.



            The Alnico 5 went into the Custom, which turned it into a Custom 5.
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            • #21
              I swapped a ceramic into my JB-7 from a Custom-7, replacing the stock Alnico 5. I was always trying to get that last bit of oomph from the JB.



              Swapping a ceramic into a JB turns it into what they call a Distortion Lite, or a JB+. The JB uses an Alnico 5 stock, and the Distortion uses a double thick ceramic. I only had a single thick ceramic, but I swapped it in and reinstalled and I'm very pleased with the result.



              The Alnico 5 went into the Custom, which turned it into a Custom 5.
              Stupednous is the disease. And I'm the solution.

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              • #22
                ENdtime should chime in, he's done some magnet swaps too.
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                • extollo
                  extollo commented
                  Editing a comment

                  i have a beater with dimarzio sd's in both positions & tried a couple swaps.

                  a2 in the neck - generally favorable - smoother lead tone, clearer cleans overall

                  a5 in the bridge - generally unfavorable -  brighter and buzzier, loss of some thickness.  (was hoping lower output would reduce the rattiness) .   I'm going to mess around with this a bit more & maybe try an A3 in there.  Leaning toward going back to the ceramic though.  edit #1: getting better results after pickup height & level adj - still pondering on this.

                   

                  to compare I was A/Bing some rerecorded DI tracks in a DAW.  lot's of factors of course in the results - guitar itself, pickup height, gain into daw.  tried to keeps things identical in the recording.



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