#1
JB/Jazz open coil (black)

or should i splurge a little and get the Gold-covered JB/Jazz set?


I just think that my alpine white would look bad with plain black open coils.

And i dont want to fool around with wax-potting my pickups and getting the luthier to solder the spare covers on the open coils to get em in.

so..

should i just pay the extra $50 and get the gold covered hot rodded set?

would it save money when it comes down to installing?
#2
What music do you play and what amp do you have?

I'm really not a fan of the JB.
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#3
Aside from everything else (FacingUsAll's questions), if you don't want the covers you shouldn't get them
#4
Get whichever you want really, personally, I think the LP Customs already have a decent set of pups in them really.
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#5
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#6
I play a lot of Fall out boy, my chemical romance, taking back sunday, AAR, classic rock, Christian rock

right now i play through a peavey 15w blazer..my practice amp..hoping to get a line 6 spider

but yes i agree i think that they do have a nice ste of stock pups in them, but i would really prefer duncans, i know they sound amazing and a lot of the band members in the stuff i play use the JB so i could get their sound..

and ya i DO want the covers so id have no problem paying the extra..id just have to save a little more before i could get them installed...

and it kinda sucks..i just spent $40 on SD gold h/b covers through a music site and i dont know if they refund unopened stuff...a big hassle to ship them back
#7
A new amp would most likely be a better choice, and would let the stock pickups show their full potential. Would that be within budget?
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I play a lot of Fall out boy, my chemical romance, taking back sunday, AAR, classic rock, Christian rock

right now i play through a peavey 15w blazer..my practice amp..hoping to get a line 6 spider

but yes i agree i think that they do have a nice ste of stock pups in them, but i would really prefer duncans, i know they sound amazing and a lot of the band members in the stuff i play use the JB so i could get their sound..

and ya i DO want the covers so id have no problem paying the extra..id just have to save a little more before i could get them installed...

and it kinda sucks..i just spent $40 on SD gold h/b covers through a music site and i dont know if they refund unopened stuff...a big hassle to ship them back


Don't get a line 6 really, unless it's a spider III or a vetta/higher end gear, don't even bother.
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#9
Your favorite bands play through big sexy tube amps. That's where the tone comes from.

It'd be a waste of money to buy new pickups; save up for a good amp (not a Line 6 Spider ).
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#10
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A new amp would most likely be a better choice, and would let the stock pickups show their full potential. Would that be within budget?



umm sure...if i can get back the money from the pups and covers ill have around...$255


and some guy off my criagslist was selling a nice 100w line 6 spider 212 for $200


so yall dont think new pups will get me better sound?
#11
Yeah they will, but it'll be like putting 22" rims on an 84 Escort...great upgrade, but pointless.

Save up for a better amp and you'll really see the difference regardless of the pickups.
#12
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Yeah they will, but it'll be like putting 22" rims on an 84 Escort...great upgrade, but pointless.

Save up for a better amp and you'll really see the difference regardless of the pickups.



lol ok....ya i really love the sound of my friends schecter whihc has the duncan sh-6 pups in it, but then again i usually play it when its through his nice crate half-stack..so im guesing it WOULD be pointless to get new pups when all im playin through is an old 15w amp?

any suggestions on some good tube amps that are fairly cheap?

i like the line 6 spiders b/c of all the effects
#13
the majority of your sound and your tone come through your amp. I would suggest getting a decent amp, something better then a line 6. You can find some nice used tube amps for those prices maybe more, but you might have to look around a bit.

In all honesty if you have a ****ty amp, new pickups will do very little to make your guitar sound better.

As for the pup's, gold covers are mostly cosmetic, although they do change the sound a little bit. Unless your guitar has gold hardware, personally I think that the black would look better. But thats just my opinion.

The jazz and JB pups are a great combination, very versatile. I wanted something a little brighter and with better gain, so I went with the SH-5 and I love it, great for getting close to that angus sound, although with my current setup I can only get so close, haha.
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#14
umm
get a spider iii if you are gonna get one... don't get a spider or a spider ii they both are not good... get a flextone or a vetta if you can... i got a flextone 1x12 for practicing for like 200$ and honestly that thing can play over a drum set... and it sounds really good too lol
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#15
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umm
get a spider iii if you are gonna get one... don't get a spider or a spider ii they both are not good... get a flextone or a vetta if you can... i got a flextone 1x12 for practicing for like 200$ and honestly that thing can play over a drum set... and it sounds really good too lol


i live in atlanta and i just chekced craigslist and someone has a 1x12 flextone for $200 OBO, possibly i can get him down to $160....these have the effects and insane crunchy metal sounds right?
#16
i have the hot rodded set in my black lp and honestly i dont like it much
im putting the sh-5 and 59 in now
the jb is too trebly and the jazz is too bassy to thick
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#17
If you MUST get a modelling amp for that pricerange then you can't go far wrong with a Flextone. But steer FAR FAR AWAY from Spiders. They suck bad.
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#18
Wait...You play Fall Out Boy, MCR, TBS, and such...and you want "insane metal crunch"...?

I mean, Line 6 Flextones are nice, no doubt, but I think you're aiming for the wrong tones...You can probably dial in way better tones from it than "insane distortion" that would sound better for the music you play.

Consider other amps on craigslist...

Check out this Traynor:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/msg/402662741.html
Good cleans, enough wattage to get over a drummer. Traynors have pretty good dirty channels, too.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/msg/415579224.html
Enough wattage for a drummer, and good cleans. Overdrives easily.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/msg/413902319.html
Lots of tones available to you, good practice amp.

Valve Juniors are sweet, too:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/msg/414845952.html
#19
I'd look into a new amp first.

New pickups second. Most of the time a new amp will sound good enough that you won't really care for new pickups; or at least for a while.

If you get new pickups I'd look into Dimarzio, the Air norton, norton, Air Zone, PAF Classic, Bluesbucker and EJ series all have optional covers.
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#20
Quote by jcp42877
I play a lot of Fall out boy, my chemical romance, taking back sunday, AAR, classic rock, Christian rock

right now i play through a peavey 15w blazer..my practice amp..hoping to get a line 6 spider

but yes i agree i think that they do have a nice ste of stock pups in them, but i would really prefer duncans, i know they sound amazing and a lot of the band members in the stuff i play use the JB so i could get their sound..

and ya i DO want the covers so id have no problem paying the extra..id just have to save a little more before i could get them installed...

and it kinda sucks..i just spent $40 on SD gold h/b covers through a music site and i dont know if they refund unopened stuff...a big hassle to ship them back

1. Get a new amp
2. Not a Spider
3. Don't listen to Fall out boy
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