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  • Going to swap Ceramic magnet into my Duncan JB

    I did this a couple of years ago, but I can't remember the result. Want something tighter and clearer for my Drop B guitar. Just putting this out there in case anybody was interested. Should take me a couple of minutes. Super easy to do on a floyded guitar.

    /CSB
    Guitars:
    - ESP Original Forest GT
    - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
    - LTD M-1000
    - Seagull S6

    Amp:
    - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

    Effects:
    - Maxon OD808
    - MXR Smart gate
    - MXR Carbon copy
    - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
    - TC Electronic Polytune

  • #2
    They make pins out of different # metal that are supposed to brighten or darken your tone too depending what you go with.

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    • #3
      What? Pins?

      Well the magnets are now swapped. Going to wank a bit on the guitar for a bit.
      Guitars:
      - ESP Original Forest GT
      - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
      - LTD M-1000
      - Seagull S6

      Amp:
      - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

      Effects:
      - Maxon OD808
      - MXR Smart gate
      - MXR Carbon copy
      - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
      - TC Electronic Polytune

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      • #4
        You will get a distortion lite with a reg size ceramic mag.

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        • #5
          Review:

          Well the Ceramic JB was everything you would expect. Tighter low end, more output, and subdued high-mid hump. Palm-muted chugging was a lot crunchier and intricate triplet riffing was more defined. The pickup now had increased clarity, but at the cost of harsher, stiffer, more compressed sound. it was more aggressive and brighter, but was still rather usable for leads; though not as good as the stock JB. It no longer has that singing "bloom" lead tone the stock JB had.

          So far, the "Distortion lite" is good for what I need it for ATM. I actually have a Duncan Custom coming in real soon. I had that ceramic mag laying around, so I decided to swap it in before I yank the JB out. The ceramic JB is starting to grow on me though. The increased brightness and output put me off at first, but I spent a little time tweaking the settings on my amp, and it's sounding a lot better for how I need to use it.
          Guitars:
          - ESP Original Forest GT
          - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
          - LTD M-1000
          - Seagull S6

          Amp:
          - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

          Effects:
          - Maxon OD808
          - MXR Smart gate
          - MXR Carbon copy
          - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
          - TC Electronic Polytune

          Comment


          • #6
            You should drop an alnico 8 magnet in there. It'll blow the hair off your anus.

            I foolishly let mine go when I traded the carvin holdsworth.
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            • #7
              I think if you give the JB+ / Distortion Lite / JB Ceramic some time it will grow on you and become one of your favorite pickups. I found this out way back in 2004
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              • #8
                You should drop an alnico 8 magnet in there. It'll blow the hair off your anus.

                I foolishly let mine go when I traded the carvin holdsworth.


                I was going to, but I dropped it on the floor and it snapped in half...I never even got to try it...FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU
                Guitars:
                - ESP Original Forest GT
                - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
                - LTD M-1000
                - Seagull S6

                Amp:
                - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

                Effects:
                - Maxon OD808
                - MXR Smart gate
                - MXR Carbon copy
                - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
                - TC Electronic Polytune

                Comment


                • #9
                  I think if you give the JB+ / Distortion Lite / JB Ceramic some time it will grow on you and become one of your favorite pickups. I found this out way back in 2004


                  It definitely is growing on me after playing with it for an hour. But I have a strong feeling that the Custom would be the perfect fit for this guitar. If the Custom doesn't work out for me, I'm definitely going to throw the JB+ back in there. I just love the crunchiness I'm getting from it.
                  Guitars:
                  - ESP Original Forest GT
                  - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
                  - LTD M-1000
                  - Seagull S6

                  Amp:
                  - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

                  Effects:
                  - Maxon OD808
                  - MXR Smart gate
                  - MXR Carbon copy
                  - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
                  - TC Electronic Polytune

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    You getting the ceramic or Alnico Custom?

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                    • #11
                      Ceramic Custom.
                      Guitars:
                      - ESP Original Forest GT
                      - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
                      - LTD M-1000
                      - Seagull S6

                      Amp:
                      - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

                      Effects:
                      - Maxon OD808
                      - MXR Smart gate
                      - MXR Carbon copy
                      - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
                      - TC Electronic Polytune

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        You should drop an alnico 8 magnet in there. It'll blow the hair off your anus.

                        I foolishly let mine go when I traded the carvin holdsworth.


                        This.



                        Every good quality about alnicos + ceramic output levels = Alnico VIII. It really is that good.
                        ...^excuse the apathy^...

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                        • #13
                          I may get another A8 if I can get my hands on one. I hear they are absolutely killer in the Custom coil. I an Alternative 8 a while back, but never got around to installing it into a guitar. I ended up selling it as I felt it was spec'd to hot for my tastes at the time. I think the Custom has the perfect winding for hotter magnets.
                          Guitars:
                          - ESP Original Forest GT
                          - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
                          - LTD M-1000
                          - Seagull S6

                          Amp:
                          - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

                          Effects:
                          - Maxon OD808
                          - MXR Smart gate
                          - MXR Carbon copy
                          - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
                          - TC Electronic Polytune

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Rydock, quick aside, I demand pics of that Forest GT
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                            • #15





                              Guitars:
                              - ESP Original Forest GT
                              - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
                              - LTD M-1000
                              - Seagull S6

                              Amp:
                              - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

                              Effects:
                              - Maxon OD808
                              - MXR Smart gate
                              - MXR Carbon copy
                              - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
                              - TC Electronic Polytune

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