#1
Can anybody tell how they sound. Dark, bright, inbetween? I can't find any good video's of them
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#3
The JB is quite bright. High output, lots of harmonics. The Jazz is a typical neck pickup, balanced, significantly less output, smoother.

They are common enough pickups - what guitar do you have? If it's something like a Les Paul you can try one of the LTD EC-1000s with the JB/Jazz combo. There are certainly other guitars that come with those pickups stock, as well. You'll likely be able to try a guitar or two with one or both of those pickups at most guitar centers.
#4
Thank you. My guitar teacher has the ESP LTD EC-100, I've played it but it was like 2 or 3 weeks ago.
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#5
That guitar doesn't have the JB/Jazz set. The EC-1000 has them on some finishes (the others have EMGs).
#6
Quote by Quinlan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjS1Vw42xZA

I'm PRETTY sure that the bridge pickup is a JB. They're a good start for getting Adam Jones' of Tool tone.

Sound sweet! Really dark sounding. Thanks for the video.
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#7
Oh, I think his guitar has a JB in the bridge, and a differnet pickup in the neck.
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#9
Does it sound brighter or darker to you?
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#10
you can always go on seymour duncans website and listen to sound clips. just keep in mind the sound also depends on the guitar they're going into as well as the amp.
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#11
I had same Combo in Mahogany Les Paul:
I would say that JB works best on Alder,and Jazz in Mahogany.
#13
The JB is possibly the worst thing one can put in the bridge position of an LP-style guitar. It's okay in strats though, particularly ones with an ash body. The Jazz seems fine, no complaints there.
#14
I don't have a LP style guitar, I have a double cutaway PRS.
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#15
Mahogany, maple, set-neck. That's close enough for me not to recommend buying a JB. It tends to exhibit a nasty spike in guitars with maple caps and is too honky in guitars that have a strong midrange already. With mahogany and maple, you get both undesirable traits at the same time.

On the other hand, if you liked it in your teacher's guitar, well, then I guess you liked it and that's all that really counts.
#16
The EC-100 is made out of cheap basswood though.

TS, why don't you just tell us what kind of sound you're trying to get? We can help you to choose a pickup that will balance well in your guitar and get you the tone you want.
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#17
I've pretty much already decided on the JB and Jazz set. And I like to play Rock, Metal and Jazz.
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#18
Well if you've already decided and won't take other suggestions, then why did you start the thread?
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#19
Quote by Dr Sixstring
I've pretty much already decided on the JB and Jazz set. And I like to play Rock, Metal and Jazz.


What about DiMarzio Norton in bridge with Duncan Jazz neck on mahogany?
JB and Norton have "similar" sound,JB is for alder and Norton for mahogany.

Norton.. not Air Norton.
#20
I run the SH2-n jazz neck pick-up and SH4 JB bridge pick-up on my Korina SG and it is great. Depending on the height that you set your pickups at can affect quite a bit of the tone. I have my bridge pick-up raised fairly high, and the overall tone has a relatively high output, it has alot of nice bite! The neck pickup I have it relatively low, but it still has a very clean smooth bright yet almost twangy tone to it. Very nice pickup combination, and I definitely recommend it!
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#21
Quote by Non-Fiction
I love the JB/Jazz tone. They came stock in Jackson DK2m.


i could swear it was a JB and '59 in the neck?
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#22
Quote by Offworld92
Well if you've already decided and won't take other suggestions, then why did you start the thread?

I hadn't really decided on it yet when I started it.
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