The Official Seymour Duncan JB Thread

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  1. SonVolt

    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Is the JB the perferct bridge pickup? I think it might be.
     
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    In some guitars, yes, ...it is.
     
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    Custom Custom for me, although a JB with an A2 mag swap and a 250k volume pot is pretty awesome as well..
     
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    Is the Custom Custom hotter than the JB?
     
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    I never had one till I picked up a used low-end Jackson Rhodes. It came with the JB/Jazz pups and I really like them. I may try one in a LP one day. I'm sure the're great for a strat.
     
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    The Custom Custom is 14.4 w/ an A2 mag & the JB is 16.4 w/ an A5. I threw an A8 in a JB and liked it. I'm seriously considering ordering a Custom Custom for my Lynch Tiger.
     
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    Custom Custom = 14.4k

    JB = 16.4k
     
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    Same here. I've had a Duncan Distortion in my Les Paul for 20 years... Bought a cheap ($500 used) LTD Eclipse with JB/59 and was really taken aback at how much I like the JB. It's brighter than the Distortions with a little tighter grunt for thrash surprisingly. It sounds more like an EMG with high gain than my Distotions which is odd.
     
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    Shit, I have some A2's laying around, I should try that! Thinking about trying one in an asylum+ too.
     
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    The JB has no bottom end. If that's what you like, then it could well be...
     
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    IYHO of course right.
     
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    Through a Triple Rec and Mark V in stereo that may well be it. I have bass in surplus.
     
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    Well, it didn't last 5 minutes in my Strat...

    I yanked it out right away, been sitting in it's box ever since...

    I was thinking about trying it in the neck position in my LP. Maybe it will be better suited there...
     
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    See, now we know what you're talking about, so instead of a 'blanket' opinion that JB's have no bottom end, in your particular experience with the strat it didn't.
    I have a couple of flying V's with JB's in the bridge and they have plenty of bottom end. :yesway:
     
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    I'm playing it through this beauty (she's cheap but sucks a mean man bag).

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    Well, I see on here (in this forum) people talking about turning the bass on their amp to "0" & that's what they want. There's nothing wrong w/ that, just not for me. I used it w/ a 500K pot.

    It seemed that the SD site showed a different tone chart than they do now.

    currently they are showing:

    5 / 6 / 8 bass/mid/treble (could've swore it was 3/5/8 before)

    My current p/u in my strat has this:

    7 / 8 / 4

    I have the same in my Tele now...

    I'm currently using 1M pots. That way I get the most pure sound from the pickup. If I used thew JB w/ 1M pot, I could only imagine how trebly it would be...
     
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    I think Dogs has something here, I lean more towards the DD but I have a JB in an old Bc Rich strat & it sounds killer but everything else in that guitar sounds shit(DD, Full Shred, Dimarzio SD, L500XL) this is a bassy guitar so....
     
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    & for the record...

    The custom Custom says 3/7/7 currently. Not very bottom heavy.

    It's all what you like & what you do w/ it that counts.

    Nice guitar SonVolt :yesway:...

    Post a clip if you have the JB installed in there!
     
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    Try a 1M volume pot. It will bring that guitar alive & you might just like those other pickups in there!
     
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    I'm running an A2 Asylum plus set in my LP and it kills!
     

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