#1
Hi Guys,

I am looking to upgrade my pickups to passive JB TB-4 (bridge) and JB SH-4 (neck) Seymour Duncan pickups.

I have a Jackson JS30RR Rhoads. Just a few questions really:

1. I heard that to have a TB-4 at the bridge, you have to have a tremelo, is this true?
2. Are they a good combination for metal?
3. Will the pickups fit ok in the body?

As you can probably tell I don't know alot about pickups. Any advice would be great.

Thanks
#2
i dont think that theres ANY pickup that acutally requires you to have a tremolo.
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#3
1. Not Really
2. Im not to sure, look up reviews, and youtube videos of them.
3. Yes they will.
#4
TB is abbreviated for TREMBUCKER which is Duncan's answer to F-Spaced or spacing for a floyd rose tremolo, so you'd have to get your JS30 routed to accept it. other wise you could put 2 JB4's in there,

or to balance clean tones put an SH2 in the bridge or an SH1 for more output
#5
Listen, the JB is not a neck pickup. It's much, much too loud. a '59 is a better idea.
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#7
First - You will need a TB-4 for the bridge because import tune-o-matic bridges have a wider string spacing (like trems do) than American made tune-o-matic bridges do.

Second - The JB is a bridge only pickup you don't want to put one in the neck position. You should go with a SH-1 '59 Model or a SH-2 Jazz Model in the neck.

Third - A trembucker will fit in your guitar with no modifacations being made because the factory pickup has trembucker spacing too.

Fourth - If you don't have a good amp you're not going to see that big of a difference in pickups.
#8
never put a JB in the neck. its sounds like death, in a bad way.

Jazz or '59 would work.
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#9
put a pearly in the neck cuz it should b more versatile i think the specs actually seem to match well on the site but they arent't commonly matched, the '59 and jazz have LOW midranges.
#10
Kool, so I have decided on a SH-4 in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck position. I'm just a little confused by the above comments. Will these pickups actually fit in my guitar?

Thanks
#11
Like I said above you will need a TB-4 for the bridge because import tune-o-matic bridges have a wider string spacing (like trems do) than American made tune-o-matic bridges do. If you get the SH-4 the pole pieces on the pickups and your strings will not line up properly. The pickups will fit with no problems at all.
#12
Almost all pickups fit in almost all guitars (the only exceptions are trying to put a single coil in a humbucker slot and vice-versa, and I believe SD Blackouts are wider). The string spacing has nothing whatsoever to do with the routing on the guitar, only the bridge style.
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