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Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby Alkeys » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:25 pm

Howdy all-

I am almost done building my jake guitar. I have the two DiMarzio SDS-1 singlecoils but I need advice with the bridge humbuckers.

Now when it comes to the bridge humbucker- is a Duncan JB really the best choice? I've been thinking about a DiMarzio Evolution 2 or maybe something else instead of the JB????? -something with fairly hot output and a wide range of tones.

Is the JB a good choice? Those of you who have a Jake guitar, how do you like the JB? Is that a stale sounding pickup? or is it lively with a big soundstage?

Any recommendations for a bridge humbucker to balance nicely with the 2 SDS-1 's ?

Thanks to all responses.

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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby Charvel_620 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:27 am

what wood do you have in the body?
i can say the super 2 brigde is really good for crunchy 80's sound
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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby skezza » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:06 am

Ive always found a JB to be really good. It has a hard edged sound which really gives a lot of string definition and gives a warm feel to it. I don't think you can go wrong with a JB, however, if your looking for something else. Maybe check out bare knuckle pickups.
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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby MetalHead » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:28 am

Alkeys wrote:Howdy all-

I am almost done building my jake guitar. I have the two DiMarzio SDS-1 singlecoils but I need advice with the bridge humbuckers.

Now when it comes to the bridge humbucker- is a Duncan JB really the best choice? I've been thinking about a DiMarzio Evolution 2 or maybe something else instead of the JB????? -something with fairly hot output and a wide range of tones.

Is the JB a good choice? Those of you who have a Jake guitar, how do you like the JB? Is that a stale sounding pickup? or is it lively with a big soundstage?

Any recommendations for a bridge humbucker to balance nicely with the 2 SDS-1 's ?

Thanks to all responses.


Well, if you've come this far in making the guitar,
why not go full out and get a JB ? :)
if you want to be really extreme, Seymour Duncans
Custom Shop can make you a double-screw JB,
which is what the Holdsworth prototype was anyway :)
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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby SHREDDER1 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:17 pm

The JB is a good all around pick-up for rock or even metal.The Evolution
is a very high output pick-up.It`s really good if your doing lot`s of tapping
or fretboard gymnastic`s.More for your progressive metal.It just depend`s
what end of the musical spectrum your on.

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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby Alkeys » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:34 pm

Awesome- thanks guys- I think I'll stick to the JB. Glad to hear you guys like it. I should have known LOL- if Jake picked that one- hell it had to be a good choice. Just wanted to double check with you all- so thanks a bunch guys!

Peace. I'll post some pix of it when it's done. And by the way, it's an Alder body guitar.

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Re: Need pickups advice from you guitar wizards

Postby skezza » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:19 am

Excellent Alkeys, I cannot wait to see the pictures, i love home made Jake E Lee guitars :) There is always something unique about each one :)
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