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    Fuck JB pickups

    Ughhh I am so over the buzziness and lack of clarity of my JBs. What should I switch too? Something with less output for less buzz and more clarity? Anyone try a SD 59 pickup? I regret selling my PAF

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    Yeah, I actually swapped my JB for a '59 in the bridge before. Much, much better. Very comparable to the PAF. I've also used the PAF Pro if I wanted something in between that leans a little more PAF but more compression.
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    59's are a good time.
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    Before you remove the JB, try lowering it. They don't come alive until you set them pretty low. The resistance is high enough that you can get away with that, unlike a PAF. The JB in my '85 Soloist is set about 1/8" below the strings.

    At that height, it's driving the amp about like a PAF, but with excellent tone and clarity. Still has the upper-mid spike at about 2kHz but no harshness or wooliness.

    If the mid-spike is a problem, get a Wolfetone Timbre Wolf and set it at the same height. Probably better for metal rhythms, while the JB at the right height kills for leads.

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    I 100% agree with this thread. The JB fucking sucks, I don't know why it's everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I 100% agree with this thread. The JB fucking sucks, I don't know why it's everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I 100% agree with this thread. The JB fucking sucks, I don't know why it's everywhere.
    10 years ago they were everything to me for a bridge guitar pickup. Since then, I've really dug what DiMarzio and Schecter have done with their pickups. The Super Distortion, Evo 7 DiMarzio pickups, & the Schecter Apocalypse pickups especially are just super-saturated and super-tight sounding pickups that work incredibly well in tandem with an overdrive and a Mesa amp. The Schecter Apocalypse pickups are my absolute favorite right now.

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    Fuck the JB. Duncan Custom 4ever.
    C'mon son.

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