#1
I have an Epi Les Paul Standard the bridge pick up sounds horrible, muddy. I forgot that I had a JB laying around that i'm not using, can anyone tell me what tone would this pickup give me in that guitar? Am I right in recalling that the JB is a very bright pickup?
#3
wire it in and hear it for yourself. It is a bright pickup, with a loose bottom end imo.
If you want to hear how it sounds in a LP type guitar, there are tons of demos/soundclips of ppl playing esp or ltd eclipses loaded with the JB/59 set - give some of those a listen
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Quote by gman128
wire it in and hear it for yourself. It is a bright pickup, with a loose bottom end imo.
If you want to hear how it sounds in a LP type guitar, there are tons of demos/soundclips of ppl playing esp or ltd eclipses loaded with the JB/59 set - give some of those a listen


the guitars are so different that this is impossible, only simularity is the shape. i have owned EC's sound nowhere similar to my LP's.

i am not a fan of the JB, although i personally have not tried one on a LP.

wire it in. try it out. you will know for sure ten minutes from now.
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#5
Most modern les pauls don't really sound good with JBs. They get muddy too easily and the loose low end of the JB doesn't help. Add to that, the JB is also really bright and you get this weird combination of a sound that is both shrieking in the highs and flabby in the lows.

But some les pauls sound great with them. I've heard a few sound pretty good in some historics, and even some gibson les paul standards. But typically if I was going to find a guitar to stick a JB in, I'd probably go with an SG or similar.
#6
I tried a JB in my Les Paul and found it wasnt too great. If it came stock I wouldnt mind it but I feel there are better options. I found the Seymour Duncan Custom was nice and I honestly think the Pearly Gates is the best pickup Seymour Duncan makes. Definitly dont disregard the Pearly Gates.
#7
i am going BG with a hellabucker and something for the neck.highly regarded pickups, usa hand wound $75ish a pop.
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Most modern les pauls don't really sound good with JBs. They get muddy too easily and the loose low end of the JB doesn't help. Add to that, the JB is also really bright and you get this weird combination of a sound that is both shrieking in the highs and flabby in the lows.

But some les pauls sound great with them.


+1

I mean... in my edwards it's not as shrieking as in a superstrat, but there's still a bit of unpleasant treble there, and then you have the loose bass too which isn't so good.

you also have a lot of midrange push with the mid spike of the jb combined with teh naturally warm LP sound.

that being said the jb in my edwards probably sounds as good as i've heard a JB. But I don't really think it "suits" a LP, either. Too hot, apart from anything.
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#10
considering that the pickup was designed for Jeff Beck during the era he played a Les Paul i find it intersting that people don't think it will work well with one. perhaps it's better with non weight relieved LP's. i've played a couple of LP with JBs and found the sound to be to my liking.
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Most modern les pauls don't really sound good with JBs. They get muddy too easily and the loose low end of the JB doesn't help. Add to that, the JB is also really bright and you get this weird combination of a sound that is both shrieking in the highs and flabby in the lows.

But some les pauls sound great with them. I've heard a few sound pretty good in some historics, and even some gibson les paul standards. But typically if I was going to find a guitar to stick a JB in, I'd probably go with an SG or similar.

If I saw somebody rocking a JB-equipped Historic, I'd have a strong compulsion to beat them to death with it.
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#12
I didn't care for the JB in my Les Paul. It's not terrible but it definitely isn't anything to write home about either.
#13
^ exactly

i used to absolutely loathe the jb, but the one in my edwards sounds... alright. but that doesn't mean i love it or anything.
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considering that the pickup was designed for Jeff Beck during the era he played a Les Paul i find it intersting that people don't think it will work well with one. perhaps it's better with non weight relieved LP's. i've played a couple of LP with JBs and found the sound to be to my liking.
To be fair to Jeff Beck, his pickup was one that was custom made for him back in the day by either Seymour Duncan or Maricela Juarez. The old '80s JBJs sound much better than the ones that you buy off the shelf at Guitar Center today. You can still get them custom made for you by MJ, but they cost $300 a set. Even Seymour admits that the old JBs were different, which is one of the reasons why there are those JB reissues now.
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To be fair to Jeff Beck, his pickup was one that was custom made for him back in the day by either Seymour Duncan or Maricela Juarez. The old '80s JBJs sound much better than the ones that you buy off the shelf at Guitar Center today. You can still get them custom made for you by MJ, but they cost $300 a set. Even Seymour admits that the old JBs were different, which is one of the reasons why there are those JB reissues now.


yeah that's another good point. the specs have changed on the jb at least once, maybe twice.
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#17
Ok honestly I can't imagine a JB sounding bad in ANY guitar. They are great pickups and no they won't disguise the sound of a bad guitar but they will still make it sound like a wimp that's been hanging out with a badass lately.
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Ok honestly I can't imagine a JB sounding bad in ANY guitar. They are great pickups and no they won't disguise the sound of a bad guitar but they will still make it sound like a wimp that's been hanging out with a badass lately.

Not sure if srs.

It's one of the worst pickups I've ever owned.
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I tried a JB in my Les Paul and found it wasnt too great. If it came stock I wouldnt mind it but I feel there are better options. I found the Seymour Duncan Custom was nice and I honestly think the Pearly Gates is the best pickup Seymour Duncan makes. Definitly dont disregard the Pearly Gates.

yea i replaced the stock ones in my epi LP with the SD and am not too happy with it myself but its tons better than the stock pu's
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#20
I used to have an Epiphone les paul stadard and I put a phat cat in the neck and a jb in the bridge. I HATED the jb. Way too bright and just... not good sounding.