#1
So, im working towards a mustang build, and I'm trying to pick out a pick up (only need a bridge one), I play a lot of punk/rock, and a little bit of acousticish stuff, so it needs good cleans too. I've heard good things about the JB, but have never played something with one in it, and thats about the only thing I've looked into. I was also wondering what makes a pickup "hot," oh, and I know I dont want active pickups if I can avoid it. Just seems like it'd be a pain in the ass.
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#2
JBs don't sound bad IMO, but they dont do anything exceptionally well.

How much are you willing to spend?

www.sdpickups.com

^those are some of the best sounding pickups I've heard, although they are more vintage designed, they make some really high quality stuff.
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#3
i dont wanna spend over $100, but ill go a little over for something i really like
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#4
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JBs don't sound bad IMO, but they dont do anything exceptionally well.


Well he is looking for a pickup that can do clean to rock. Versatility usually comes at that price. lol

But yeah, the jb is a great all around pickup
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#5
a "hot" pickup has more output, may even be a little distorted - it will drive an amp a little harder.

if you look at this chart...

http://www.seymourduncan.com/comparetones

..generally the higher the DC resistance, the higher the output, but the pickup with sound darker- the higher the resonant peak the brighter the pickup will sound.

Magnets also have an impact on pickups' overall output and tone. Alnico II magnets have the lowest output and warmest tone, ceramic magnets are the highest in output and brightness with alnico V magnets falling somewhere in between.

the JB is a pretty hot pickup
#6
Pearly gates have a bit of a mid bump, but I like those in the bridge for hard rock to cleans. They are just under $100 new.
#7
Maybe look at Rockmonkey pups. Contact Corduroy, he's a member here. They cost like 100 but he gives a 10% discount to Ugers
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