I've read all the hype surrounding the vintage '80s Duncans wound by Maricela Juarez and was curious to hear what an old JB sounds like, since I've never gotten along with the new ones. I found an old "JBJ" on eBay for a decent price and decided to try it in Noodles' old white USA Soloist. That had a recent SH4 in it when I got it from him, and we both agreed that pickup sounded like crap. No life to it. Not so with the JBJ. What a fantastic pickup. It's high output but doesn't sound like it, and it has all the richness and detail that I usually find lacking in JBs. No woofiness or harsh top end.