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  • bridge pickup for les paul studio : need more definition

    Hi,



    i have a really great alpine les paul studio 2009 that i use through a modded jet city jca 100 and vintage 30 cab. It sounds great but it sometimes lacks a little definition, note separation in complex chords and the clean sound was much better with my wolfgang special. What would be better than a 498t in the bridge position ? I play high gain rock with a few clean moments. Thanks !
    Gear : peavey wolfgang special, gibson les paul studio alpine white, mexican floyd rose strat,jet city 100h,jet city 4x12 cab, engl 1x12 (vin 30), engl 1x12 cab (k 85) ,weeping demon wah, bad monkey, ibanez ts9, tc corona chorus, hardwire delay, boss volume, tc polytune mini, cort acoustic, various line 6 stuff...

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  • #2
    I have a Duncan JB in the bridge position of the guitar in my avatar which is a LP type guitar, mahogany with maple cap, and it works great for me, cleans are clear and the OD and Dist tones are great IMO.
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    • #3
      I have a Duncan JB in the bridge position of the guitar in my avatar which is a LP type guitar, mahogany with maple cap, and it works great for me, cleans are clear and the OD and Dist tones are great IMO.
      Member of the SG Army

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by Marc G
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        I have a Duncan JB in the bridge position of the guitar in my avatar which is a LP type guitar, mahogany with maple cap, and it works great for me, cleans are clear and the OD and Dist tones are great IMO.




        I agree with the above. A JB in a Les Paul will do for what you are asking. It cleans up real well, which is surprising for a high gain pickup. Very nice harmonics too I might add. I hate them in strats though, too shrill.
        One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Marc G
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          I have a Duncan JB in the bridge position of the guitar in my avatar which is a LP type guitar, mahogany with maple cap, and it works great for me, cleans are clear and the OD and Dist tones are great IMO.




          I agree with the above. A JB in a Les Paul will do for what you are asking. It cleans up real well, which is surprising for a high gain pickup. Very nice harmonics too I might add. I hate them in strats though, too shrill.
          One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

          http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/...ps92b32f13.gif

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Rose Pickups Jackpot...
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              • #8
                I like Duncan Alnico Pro IIs for clarity. A JB is also a fine choice, especially if you want your guitar to drive your amp well.
                Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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                • #9
                  I like Duncan Alnico Pro IIs for clarity. A JB is also a fine choice, especially if you want your guitar to drive your amp well.
                  Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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                  • #10
                    SH5 is cool, but yeah the JB should be fine.



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                    • #11
                      SH5 is cool, but yeah the JB should be fine.



                      Check out Bare knuckle pickups! Great range.
                      Got Funk?

                      Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi

                      Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP
                      AMT Japanese Girl WH-1
                      Zoom Multistomp
                      Digitech RP3 Blue version
                      Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss


                      want to buy:
                      EHX Ring Thing
                      Devi Ever Hyperion
                      Orange Crush The Button Wampler.
                      BAT Pharaoh

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                      • #12
                        you could try a p-90 style pickup. I use a Tone Rider rebel 90 in a guitar... it still drives my amp but gives you great clarity. Definitely not a High Gain pickup though, so if thats what you're looking for, look elsewhere.



                        I also have a Gibson Dirty Fingers in a LP... thats a high gain pickup that gives you great distortion with great clarity. I don't play very many complex chords, but i feel like just strumming basic chords, it kind of allows each string to be heard evenly.
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                        Originally Posted by donnie_combat


                        G&L's are the most un creative stupid pieces of crap on the planet. if you want something decent and real go for fender~

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                        • #13
                          you could try a p-90 style pickup. I use a Tone Rider rebel 90 in a guitar... it still drives my amp but gives you great clarity. Definitely not a High Gain pickup though, so if thats what you're looking for, look elsewhere.



                          I also have a Gibson Dirty Fingers in a LP... thats a high gain pickup that gives you great distortion with great clarity. I don't play very many complex chords, but i feel like just strumming basic chords, it kind of allows each string to be heard evenly.
                          Gibson Les Paul Jr. / Rockinbetter 330, Rickenbacker 360
                          Fender '59 Bassman RI / Sovtek mig100h / VHT lead 40
                          Russian Big Muff / DIY FY-2 "companion fuzz"







                          Originally Posted by donnie_combat


                          G&L's are the most un creative stupid pieces of crap on the planet. if you want something decent and real go for fender~

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                          • #14
                            love the responses, as it happens i have a jb laying around. Will try and report back to you asap. Thanks ! Any more suggestions ? What is the 57 plus like ?
                            Gear : peavey wolfgang special, gibson les paul studio alpine white, mexican floyd rose strat,jet city 100h,jet city 4x12 cab, engl 1x12 (vin 30), engl 1x12 cab (k 85) ,weeping demon wah, bad monkey, ibanez ts9, tc corona chorus, hardwire delay, boss volume, tc polytune mini, cort acoustic, various line 6 stuff...

                            "in your darkest hour you strike gold."

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                            • #15
                              love the responses, as it happens i have a jb laying around. Will try and report back to you asap. Thanks ! Any more suggestions ? What is the 57 plus like ?
                              Gear : peavey wolfgang special, gibson les paul studio alpine white, mexican floyd rose strat,jet city 100h,jet city 4x12 cab, engl 1x12 (vin 30), engl 1x12 cab (k 85) ,weeping demon wah, bad monkey, ibanez ts9, tc corona chorus, hardwire delay, boss volume, tc polytune mini, cort acoustic, various line 6 stuff...

                              "in your darkest hour you strike gold."

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