#1
will Seymour Duncans JB for the bridge and a 59 for the neck sound good in an agathis bodied guitar?

I mean, it's kinda like imitation alder, right?
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#2
umm

if a guitar has an agathis body its probably not worth putting new pups in it.
save your cash and upgrade.
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#5
well right now I can't really upgrade (i'm a bit strapped for cash), so I'm gonna make the best out of my situation.

so what pickups would be good in an agathis bodied guitar for Rock and Metal, also with good cleans? maybe if it can handle a bit of bluesy/jazz stuff or atleast sound decent in that genre aswell but the pickups would be aimed more to the metal/rock genre.
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#7
Off musiciansfriend buying guide it says

Agathis is similar to alder in appearance and tonal characteristics, though not quite as resonant. It is commonly found on affordable guitars of recent manufacture.

EDIT: oh actually after a bit of google, more websites say imitation mahogany.

But like, on my amp the treble is to 5, i dunno how that is compared to most people's settings, but i sort of like the trebley ish sound, around 5-7
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Last edited by Esparko at Sep 3, 2007,
#9
So would a JB and a 59 be a good set to maximize the potential of my guitar?
or a 59/59. for metal and rock.
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#10
anyone?
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#11
Definitely not the JB in anything that sounds bright. Hell, I think my JB sounds too bright in my huge hunk of mahogany.

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#12
of course your guitar will sound better, but the pickups will have better potential if u hav a guitar with better wood.. and dont forget the amp
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#13
I don't know too much of this stuff but I think you should get a guitar made of good wood first and then start upgrading it, don't try your luck with agathis.