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  • #31
    Originally posted by StratStevo
    That would be the Jazz it has a higher resonant peak


    nice. perhaps i will consider this jazz/jb combo on an sg in the near future
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    • #32
      I hate Decisions !!!!!!


      To amke it worse, you can buy the JB/jazz combo as a set pretty cheap, to go custom custom and '59 combo I owuld have to buy them seperately.

      Can you get nice brown sound EVH tones from the JB ?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by lowroadrevival
        Can you get nice brown sound EVH tones from the JB ?


        as long as you never, ever change your strings

        no, i have no idea
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        • #34
          JB sucks.

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          • #35
            The covered versions sound great in mahogany guitars. Sort of like a Super Distortion with less box and more bite. In a maple-capped guitar they're very upper-mid, NWOBHM, Euro-metal sounding which may be why some people hate them.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by AF-100
              The covered versions sound great in mahogany guitars. Sort of like a Super Distortion with less box and more bite. In a maple-capped guitar they're very upper-mid, NWOBHM, Euro-metal sounding which may be why some people hate them.


              Aha, that might be the problem. I've tried them in Les Pauls only. And I hate Euro-metal.

              taco

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              • #37
                Originally posted by papa taco


                Aha, that might be the problem. I've tried them in Les Pauls only. And I hate Euro-metal.

                taco


                AHA! That may be a problem for me. This would be going in a Les paul...hmmm. Maybe I better not go with a JB then. Extreme upper mids is what I am trying to avoid.


                My les Paul:

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                • #38
                  I have a '59 in the bridge of my Ibanez Artist, sounds really good, medium output and sweet top end. The neck '59 can get a bit too plummy with overdrive but has nice bell-like cleans.
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                  • #39
                    The JB is modern -- Jerry Cantrell used a bridge JB on all the Alice in Chians albums

                    The JB is NOT a vintage PAF or hot PAF sound -- PAFs hot or vintage have a lot more bass response and a different midrange quality

                    I would not recommend the JB if your looking for AC/DC or EVH sounds

                    AC/DC is '59 all the way
                    EVH I'd recommend the Duncan Custom or Custom Custom


                    Dude go to the duncan website and listen for yourself
                    (http://www.seymourduncan.com) there are sound clips of all the pickups

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by confused
                      The JB is modern -- Jerry Cantrell used a bridge JB on all the Alice in Chians albums

                      The JB is NOT a vintage PAF or hot PAF sound -- PAFs hot or vintage have a lot more bass response and a different midrange quality

                      I would not recommend the JB if your looking for AC/DC or EVH sounds

                      AC/DC is '59 all the way
                      EVH I'd recommend the Duncan Custom or Custom Custom


                      Dude go to the duncan website and listen for yourself
                      (http://www.seymourduncan.com) there are sound clips of all the pickups

                      Ahhh...that's what I was looking for. I think I'll go with the custom custom and 59 in the neck option.

                      Thanks for the help!

                      Now the real question..the imortant stuff..
                      Zebras or all black in this:

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by lowroadrevival

                        Ahhh...that's what I was looking for. I think I'll go with the custom custom and 59 in the neck option.

                        Thanks for the help!

                        Now the real question..the imortant stuff..
                        Zebras or all black in this:


                        Zebra is gay. My JB was zebra. It sits in a little used guitar acting all pretty but sounding like upper mid harshbitch.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by papa taco


                          Zebra is gay. My JB was zebra. It sits in a little used guitar acting all pretty but sounding like upper mid harshbitch.
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                          Yeah...**************** those zebras. Zebras say to me..
                          "LOOK! I HAVE INSTALLED CUSTOM PICKUPS".
                          Not really what I'm going for. I don't know what I was thinking. Basic black it is.

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                          • #43
                            hey Lowroad, what did you get?

                            I got a Cort Viva Gold II today which has a soft maple body (no cap) and I'm thinking of replacing the Mighty Mite humbuckers (that are in it stock and sound pretty thin) with either one of these:

                            Bridge:
                            SD JB
                            SD Custom Custom
                            DiMarzio Norton
                            DiMarzio Super Distortion

                            Neck:
                            SD Jazz
                            SD Pearly Gates
                            SD '59
                            DiMarzio Air Norton

                            I want them to be coil-tappable, have a fat, yet tight low-end, clean has to be CLEAN, and if it can sound a tad vintage-ish, and still be able to do heavy metal/speed metal, all the better.

                            My tone is all about definition, clarity and punch.

                            I'm leaning the most towards the Custom Custom/Jazz combo right now...
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                            • #44
                              Damn this is an old thread. Piece of advice when experimenting with pickups: experiment with pots too. 250k pots make all the difference with the JB which will sound harsh with 500k pots.
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                              • #45
                                The JB is somewhat shrill. I agree with whoever said Custom - bridge/'59 - neck. Thats what I have, and it sounds pretty damn good.
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