best pickup to go with a seymour duncan 59

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  1. blues_man_zep

    blues_man_zep Senior Member

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    Thinking about the jb. I want something thats just as hot as the 59 that i have in the neck posistion. Im playing a les paul studio fadded into a marshall jcm 2000 tsl 122. Mainly i play classic rock, and blues. Looking for something in the bridge growls and has that bite to it.
     
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    csplayer089 Senior Member

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    HOT-BRIT V.I.P. Member

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    yes the JB is a hot pickup
     
  4. formula73

    formula73 Senior Member

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    Custom or Custom 5
     
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    fuzzyguitars Senior Member

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    there is abridge midel of the 59 too
     
  6. northernguitarguy

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    freddarl82 Senior Member

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    59B, Pearly Gates, or the Custom/59 Hybrid?

    If you're the adventurous type, an unoriented A5 mag sounds fantastic in any of the three...
     
  8. jcsk8

    jcsk8 Senior Member

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    Seth lover, 59 bridge, alnico II pro, all will fit well for that kind of sound. If you don't need to be an seymour you can go with gibson's 57 classic, dimarzi's 36th anniversary, etc.
     
  9. csplayer089

    csplayer089 Senior Member

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    Look into the 59/Custom Hybrid, as someone else suggested. I'm intrigued by it.
     
  10. blues_man_zep

    blues_man_zep Senior Member

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    The JB got orderd from GC last night:wow:
     
  11. Shredderpete

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    Cool! Let us know what you think! Love the JB/59 combo, although I have a lot of love for the JB/Jazz combo as well.
     
  12. logen99999

    logen99999 Senior Member

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    you will find the JB completely different then a 59.

    it has tons of midrange crunch, the 59 is smooth. so if you want both pickups to have the same character get another 59. if you want versatility between pickups, get the JB.
     
  13. matt@msscguitar

    matt@msscguitar Premium Member MLP Vendor V.I.P. Member

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    The JB is great as long as your playing does not desire a tight low end.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    Alnico II Pro
     
  15. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Definitely the JB.. The 59/JB combo is my favorite for an all around rock guitar. For a more vintage sound, I like the APH-2 set (in N and B).
     
  16. mikethebumperman

    mikethebumperman Senior Member

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    Good choice on the JB/59. And for times when the JB gets a bit harsh, buy a second LP studio and throw in the APH-2 set (more butter/less bite). Thats a pretty nice selection of tones for a working man.
     
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    matt@msscguitar Premium Member MLP Vendor V.I.P. Member

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    The APH is lower output than the 59' you don't want that in the bridge with a 59 in the neck.
     
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    I would also point out, if the JB seems a little harsh:

    Before changing pickups again, try a mag swap first. I personally like an A2 in a JB, but I think an unoriented A5 would also tame any harshness.
     
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    Ah, right. I didn't see he had the 59 in the neck and not bridge. The APH is awesome in the neck.
     
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    A lotta love for the JB but I gotta go with the Custom 5. I also like the Duncan Distortion. DD bridge and 59 neck is the pairing in one of my Les Pauls.
     

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