#1
So I've got a Jackson Soloist that I'm going to replace a few pickups on. I'm putting a JB in the bridge position and since this is a SSH pickup array, I was considering putting a JB Jr. in the neck position.

Anyone tried this? Any JB Jr. owners here?

I'm mostly a rock n' metal player, so I thought that a little extra oomph at the neck might be cool. Then again...might not be, I dunno.

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#2
It could be pretty cool, I mean, Jackson puts a JB humbucker in the neck for certain models (RR5). But like you said, maybe it wouldn't sound good.
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#3
Which Soloist do you have? What are the current pickups? What wood is it made out of? I wouldn't recommend putting a JB in any bright wood, like alder, because it is VERY trebly to begin with and you would get ear-destroying high end. For a neck pickup used mainly for soloing I would get a SD 59. Great distorted tone. If used for cleans I find the SD Jazz to be very clear and articulate.

EDIT: Nevermind about the 59 and Jazz, I didn't see that it was HSS. There are plenty of SD single-coils, I'm sorry that I dont know any of them offhand. The JB is usually a bridge only pickup but you could try it if you want.
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I wouldn't recommend it, you'd be better off with a lil 59 for the neck.
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#5
if there's a little alnico II, use that. Nice vintage tones.

Or maybe a pearly gates in the neck? Don't know if they have a little one. It might be abit trebly though.
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#6
I have a (one of the fabled) 1998 Shannon Soloist. 1 of 5 or 6 Blue Ghost Flame ones ever made from what I hear.

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to put the JB Jr. in the neck. As one guy below put it, I think it would be pretty damn trebly.

It comes with a Pearly Gates in the bridge and, man, I really don't like it. Pretty low output and it sounds tinny.


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Which Soloist do you have? What are the current pickups? What wood is it made out of? I wouldn't recommend putting a JB in any bright wood, like alder, because it is VERY trebly to begin with and you would get ear-destroying high end. For a neck pickup used mainly for soloing I would get a SD 59. Great distorted tone. If used for cleans I find the SD Jazz to be very clear and articulate.

EDIT: Nevermind about the 59 and Jazz, I didn't see that it was HSS. There are plenty of SD single-coils, I'm sorry that I dont know any of them offhand. The JB is usually a bridge only pickup but you could try it if you want.
#7
I'd probably go with a Custom Custom in the bridge instead, the JB may still be a bit trebly for you....also the Dimarzio Breed or Norton would be worth a look.
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#8
I have a JB in the bridge of my guitar and I think it's pretty muddy (though it could be that it;s a les paul), I'm cringing at the thought of it in the neck of any guitar...