Good humbucker for jazz


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master2sexy
07-31-2009, 09:55 PM
I'm looking to replace my stock neck 'bucker, whats a good pup for jazzy stuff?

TheBigProjekt
07-31-2009, 10:03 PM
SD Jazz?


Seems fitting..

master2sexy
07-31-2009, 10:29 PM
Oh, and my guitar ccurrently has active pups, but puttin in 1 passive and keeping 1 active shouldn't be a problem should it? SD jazz is one I'm considering, any other suggestions?

guitarplaya322
07-31-2009, 11:02 PM
The real question is, are you still using that flying V for jazz? (watched a vid in your profile)

master2sexy
08-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Oh, no, that wasn't my guitar, I borrowed that from a friend while mine was in the shoop. Mine's a Schecter C-1, not very jazzy either, but I play other stuff too...

Dirk Gently
08-01-2009, 01:21 PM
Oh, and my guitar ccurrently has active pups, but puttin in 1 passive and keeping 1 active shouldn't be a problem should it? SD jazz is one I'm considering, any other suggestions?
I've never tried it, but from what I've heard it's actually pretty difficult.

master2sexy
08-01-2009, 01:26 PM
I've never tried it, but from what I've heard it's actually pretty difficult.
Ok, then I'd prefer an active...

guitarplaya322
08-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Oh, no, that wasn't my guitar, I borrowed that from a friend while mine was in the shoop. Mine's a Schecter C-1, not very jazzy either, but I play other stuff too...
Lol just wondering, anything is better then a flying V for jazz in my opinion, that guitar ain't bad for jazz.

master2sexy
08-02-2009, 12:49 PM
Lol just wondering, anything is better then a flying V for jazz in my opinion, that guitar ain't bad for jazz.
Yeah, I love the guitar, but the neck pup is too muddy sounding with even a little distortion, and the cleans don't sound very natural...

Lil Macker
08-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Well, what's your current amp??? For jazz, you need a really clean amp sound (IMO anyways), and using a valve amp with active pickups isn't going to work as well passive pickups. Saying that, actives won't sound that good through a transistor/SS amp, which means that you won't get a nice clean tone or whatever.

You could just say get an Epi ES175 or a used Zepher Regent, or a Emperor Regent. Those would give you some deece jazz tones.

guitarplaya322
08-02-2009, 11:27 PM
Yeah, I love the guitar, but the neck pup is too muddy sounding with even a little distortion, and the cleans don't sound very natural...
Yeah they should get a nice jazz with the humbuckers, mahogany, and thick neck, very gibson esque.

master2sexy
08-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Actually, now I think I may buy 2 pups and convert to passive, I have a peavey XXX, and it actually gets a very nice clean tone through my friends' guitars with passives.