Humbuckers, REPRESENT!

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Humbuckers, REPRESENT!

Post by haledixon » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:15 am

ive got a nice stock avri jaguar and wanted something different, so i just took delivery of this jaguar - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=010 - and had my first experience changing out pickups... was replacing the unidentified bridge duncan with a Super Distortion (which also came in the neck) - my first experience soldering anything. im exchanging the neck pickup for an Air Norton and at least the soldering for it doesn't look quite as challenging. so right now it has a super dist in the neck and bridge and sounds like a monster. big ballsy sound and lots of sustain (at least compared to jag p'ups).

so who here uses humbuckers in their jags or jms, and what kind are you using?

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Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:27 pm

I built a Jazzmaster using Telecaster Deluxe pickups  :) It sounds really nice with them. What kind of baffled me at first though, is that it still  sounds like a Jazzmaster, just quite a bit thicker with a more mellow treble response. I'm really enjoying it.

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Post by haledixon » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:33 pm

the bit about it sounding still like a JM... with just the neck pickup on mine the tone is nothing like my stock jag, but add the bridge p'up an the tone brightens up and gets jangly again... neck + bridge HBs are a beefier approximation of my stock jag's neck p'up.

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Post by aen » Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:53 pm

I've got one in my scumbag

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It's a bit too muddy on it's own, but the higher out pt is great fro playing swells, and driving finnicky effects.
I prefer their older stuff.

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Post by mVI » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:54 am

Here are mine with HB's and some of the others:

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Post by flatfiver » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:14 am

Is that a synth pickup on the turquoise quilt-top JM?
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Post by mVI » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:29 am

flatfiver wrote: Is that a synth pickup on the turquoise quilt-top JM?
Yes it was taken out of a GK strat and put into the JM

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Post by Green angel » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:42 pm

mVI wrote: Here are mine with HB's and some of the others:

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Black Jazzmaster with matching headstock  :-*
It's a custom shop?

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Post by mVI » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:56 pm

Which Black one ? The one with Humbuckers is a warmoth body and neck the other one is a 64

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mVI wrote: Here are mine with HB's and some of the others:

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Post by Green angel » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:53 am

I was speaking about the 64' one, it's my dream!!  ???

Are you satisfied about the warmoth one?

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Post by nealescott » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:43 am

yeah me too...  8)

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Post by FireAarro » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:00 am

nealescott wrote:
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Post by chrisjedijane » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:01 am

they're fender amp knobs, aren't they?

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Post by StevenO » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:04 pm

I love that jazzblaster, looks really nice.

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Post by Mad-Mike » Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:20 pm

i dunno if single size hums are ok here, but heres a few closeups up my cool-railed CIJ...

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