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  • Suhr Aldrich or Duncan JB?

    I have a Jackson PC-1 (mohagany body/maple top) that needs a new pickup and these are the 2 I've narrowed it down to. I want something that cuts as I like an aggressive sound but I don't want it shrill. I like a little looseness in my tone but not flubby or sloppy. I have a JB in my '89 Charvel that sounds great but that is a basswood body.

    Can anybody give me some advice?

    Thanks
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    Try a DiMarzio Breed Bridge in there. I have one in my IBBY RGA121 and it kills! The RGA is mahogany with a maple top as well. It should sound very similar in your axe.
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    • #3
      Suhr Doug Aldrich all the way


      I have a pair of 'em in my ESP ltd ec-400, and it is
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      • #4
        JB does cut quite well. I'm a fan of the pickup.
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        • #5
          I've heard the Aldrich is quite compressed, is this true?

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          • #6
            I've heard the Aldrich is quite compressed, is this true?


            I played it in a strat, don't know what wood, and it was a little.

            JB's will be slightly loose too, but will cut. Sounds like a good match if that's what you are after.

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            • #7
              I played it in a strat, don't know what wood, and it was a little.

              JB's will be slightly loose too, but will cut. Sounds like a good match if that's what you are after.

              Personally, I view the Aldrich as a JB done right; It cuts, it has great articulation and cleans up really well, a very warm sounding pickup for being so hot...
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              • #8
                aldrich sprays its win sauce all over the jb.

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                • #9
                  Get the Suhr.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys. I went with the Suhr. If it doesn't cut it I'll get a JB. Thanks
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                    • #11
                      stupid pup noob question.... 50mm for les paul ?
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                      • #12
                        stupid pup noob question.... 50mm for les paul ?


                        Yes sir . . . stupid noob haha jk
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                        • #13
                          tired of the emg tone want to jump ship so something that sounds les compressed and sterile as emg's .was going to go for the jb & jazz neck but heard about these doug aldrich shur pups should i pursue these over the duncans ?

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                          • #14
                            To my ears the Aldrich bridge model is fairly different from the JB, fatter and more evenly balanced. Both pickups cut like nobody
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                            • #15
                              I vote for the JB.
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