#2
depends on what you want to play. I would think JB's are for metal, but I could be 100% wrong on that.
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#3
im getting a super distortion s for christmas for the bridge spot in my strat for metal, so that would be my pick
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In a race? The Seymour Duncan.
In a fight? The DiMarzio.
Making pancakes? Pretty equal.

#5
The DiMarzio's have more of an edge to them, the SD are smoother. Both are great pickups, but the Super Distortion is what I use.
#6
JB could be a little harsh in the wrong guitar. both pickups are great though and it would all boil down to your genre. both can do heavy stuff but the Dimarzio SD would be better in that range.
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how would the JB react in a fender jaguar?


for what genre?
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#10
why only the JB and Super Distortion? there are a lot of other pickups like the TB-11 Custom Custom. the JB would be fine but a little trebly.
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#12
^The DiMarzio has way more harmonics and clarity, if anything.

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mostly hard rock and altenative. very few metal.

JB+Jaguar=Kurt Cobain
If you're looking for alternative, you'd be there. I daresay they're both equally good for hard rock, though.

Also, it doesn't begin and end with the JB and SD; give us more specifics on the kind of tone you want and what amp you're using and we can give you reccomendations on something that may better suit your needs.
#13
i use a Fender FM 212r solid state (crap). i use Distortion pedals and Overdrive pedals for a heavy based tone.
#14
If your amp is crap, pickups won't make a big enough difference to be worth the money. Save the money up for a new amp.
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^The DiMarzio has way more harmonics and clarity, if anything.


JB+Jaguar=Kurt Cobain
If you're looking for alternative, you'd be there. I daresay they're both equally good for hard rock, though.

Also, it doesn't begin and end with the JB and SD; give us more specifics on the kind of tone you want and what amp you're using and we can give you reccomendations on something that may better suit your needs.



+1

The DiMarzio gives you the metal sound of the 80's has lots of cut and bite and is exceptionally clear with great harmonics. The JB has more of a vintage vibe to is. It's got a thicker tone with less high end bite and low end definition. Both can do metal but they do different types of metal.
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+1

The DiMarzio gives you the metal sound of the 80's has lots of cut and bite and is exceptionally clear with great harmonics. The JB has more of a vintage vibe to is. It's got a thicker tone with less high end bite and low end definition. Both can do metal but they do different types of metal.

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#17
^depends on what you want to play. It's a good if you are looking for clear, lead, high output tone.
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#18
well ill be putting a Dimarzio Super Distortion in my bridge, eventually

but thats because i have a maple top, rosewoof fretboard, and a basswood body, not because dimarzio is da shiznat

if it was mahagony and nothing else, i think i would throw in the JB
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^depends on what you want to play. It's a good if you are looking for clear, lead, high output tone.

Sounds perfect for me then.
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