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Replaced EMG 81/85 combo with Duncan JB/Jazz combo.

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Splat88, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Splat88

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    After a couple years with EMGs in my Ibanez, I was desiring a passive setup again. This time I put in a Duncan JB and Jazz combo in and also installed the Seymour Duncan Triple shot mounting ring for easy access to Split coil, Series/Parallel tones. Long story short, I am beyond pleased with the results. The JB is simply a stellar pickup and I can't tell you how much fun I've had dinking around in split coil mode. Here's a couple things I've done with the new setup, most just some random wanking.

    http://youtu.be/GV8EGsKcWw0

    Here's the Jazz Neck in action. I love the Strat-like tone with the coil split.
    http://youtu.be/JkI2C0MO9kA
     
  2. oroinvictus

    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    Pretty cool, Splat. I was doing a lot of thinking about that particular p'up setup.
     
  3. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    I've got the same setup in my Tele, albeit with a 250k pot. Absolutely love these pickups in the right axe.
     
  4. Splat88

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    The biggest thing I noticed with the JB especially is how bright and open sounding compared to the EMG81 despite the much larger sounding bottom end in the JB. With that top end, however, I imagine the 250k pots are the way to go for your Tele.
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Yeah, that's exactly the reasoning - the top end on the pickup is great, but an alder body, bolt-on solid maple neck and stainless steel frets don't exactly make for a warm instrument.

    In LP style guitars I can't get into it, though. The bottom end is just too open and the upper midrange spike gets to me after a while.
     
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    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    I had the same SD combo, but replaced Jazz for '59, kinda liked it better, had a certain singing quality to it that I liked better than Jazz's sound.
     
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    great SD combo cant go wrong with this classic setup.....does everything from blues to metal
     
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    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

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    Really nice!
    I'm not a huge fan of the 81 for lead sounds, at least not in my axes and with my playing.
    Sound much better with duncans in the right axe
     
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    Sounds fantastic! The first clip almost sounds chimp spannerish in some parts. Mix sounds better than ever as well. Any news on the album?
     
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    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    I've been meaning to pop my JB back into my Jackson V sometime, because I am such a huge fan of Gojira. Only reason really. Though I never do it because I can't tear myself away from how the Duncan Distortion Trembucker sounds in this guitar. I just think of how perfect it sounds and I can't bring myself to do it... the JB is a great pickup though, definitely keeping it.
     
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    Been thinking of doing this exact setup in my EC-1000. Anyone have any experience with this combo in this guitar?
     
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    Sweet! I really like your guitar playing and your tone.

    I'm just about to order a JB/Jazz set from Thomann for my LP copy.
    I haven't even thought about coil splitting until I heard those sound samples,
    now I do :p
     

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