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    What are the pickups in Sterling gutiars?

    Does anyone know who makes the pickups in Sterling guitars? I've been pretty impressed with the stock pickups in my JP70. I haven't had the urge to rip them out yet, so I'd like to know where Sterling is getting them.
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    My recollection is that most of those brands use basically in-house built stockers, but the Wolfy OLPs I've played and JPM OLP seemed to be heavily based on their DiMarzio counterparts.
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    The first time I ran my JP70 into an amp, I was surprised at how expressive they were even with high gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    My recollection is that most of those brands use basically in-house built stockers, but the Wolfy OLPs I've played and JPM OLP seemed to be heavily based on their DiMarzio counterparts.
    I’ve never played their DiMarzio counterparts so I don’t know how close they got. These are certainly not junky stock pickups though. I could almost be fooled these were DiMs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    The first time I ran my JP70 into an amp, I was surprised at how expressive they were even with high gain.
    Especially the clarity with chords using the 7th string. No mud, and plenty of note definition and expressiveness. Just wow. I expected to have to replace these.

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    My recollection is that the original EBMMs that these were based on had a custom DiMarzio set, and I remember the OLPs having similarly spec'd pickups. So if I was going to guess, that's probably what they're based on.

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    No, these were standard two hex rows before the CL or D-Sonic. I think they were based on the Steve's Special, since that was what he had in the Ibanez JPM.

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