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Old 03-03-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
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Seymour Duncan '59 vs Jazz Neck Pickup

Could someone describe the differences between these two pickups. I am getting a JB in the bridge position on my Epiphone Les Paul.

I mainly use the neck pickup for clean sounds and only ocassionaly for distortion, so am really looking for the pickup with more clarity and warmth.

Any opinions of these pickups would be much appreciated!

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Old 03-03-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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The Jazz has more of a sparkling, crisp clean tone, and it overdrives nicely.

The '59 has a bit more of an agressive tone (still very good clean, don't get me wrong, but not as good as the Jazz), and overdrives a bit better than the Jazz.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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I like the Jazz a lot more, they're very similar sound wise but I chose the Jazz over the better, well more to my likeing, cleans.

Though yeah, the 59' has a little more bite to it distorted wise...
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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Hmm, i'm thinking of going for the Jazz. Would you recommend the Jazz as lead guitar or soloing pickup?
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
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Hmm, i'm thinking of going for the Jazz. Would you recommend the Jazz as lead guitar or soloing pickup?
It's really a good combo of both actually... It's built for Jazz style which is both.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:39 AM   #6
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if you are getting the JB pickup, i'd recommend getting the Jazz pickup to go with it. My friend explained to me because the Jazz and the JB are the same type of magnet, they will work better together

edit: wait, nevermind. the Jazz and the '59 are the same type of magnet. sorry about that. I remember now I was debating between the Jazz and the Pearly Gate pickup. sorry for the misinformation.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/website/SDToneWizard/hummer.htm

if you goto that link, you can download samples of what the pickups sounds like

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Old 03-03-2005, 10:45 AM   #7
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if you are getting the JB pickup, i'd recommend getting the Jazz pickup to go with it. My friend explained to me because the Jazz and the JB are the same type of magnet, they will work better together

edit: wait, nevermind. the Jazz and the '59 are the same type of magnet. sorry about that. I remember now I was debating between the Jazz and the Pearly Gate pickup. sorry for the misinformation.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/website/SDToneWizard/hummer.htm

if you goto that link, you can download samples of what the pickups sounds like
Type of magnet isn't really that big of a deal when it comes to matching pickups, the Duncan Custom has a ceramic magnet and it still is a great bridge-position counterpart to the Jazz.
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Type of magnet isn't really that big of a deal when it comes to matching pickups, the Duncan Custom has a ceramic magnet and it still is a great bridge-position counterpart to the Jazz.
I know my Custom Custom goes great with the Jazz, it gets an almost hollow-body sound when they're playing together tapped (mid-singles tap).
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While i'm here, what is the best seymour duncan pickup for hard rock/metal. I'v heard the JB lacks low end, which is kinda putting me off that. I mainly play stuff like Foo Fighters, Incubus, Metallica.
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While i'm here, what is the best seymour duncan pickup for hard rock/metal. I'v heard the JB lacks low end, which is kinda putting me off that. I mainly play stuff like Foo Fighters, Incubus, Metallica.
*plagiarized from Left Face Down's post in another thread*

Neck - Pearly Gates
Bridge - Duncan Distortion, Screamin' Demon, or Dimebucker
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:51 AM   #11
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ok I must have just have misunderstood him then
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:55 AM   #12
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The invader is pretty amazing distorted for metallica and shit like that.The cleans aren't that great though.
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how does a JB in the bridge do with a clean tone?
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how does a JB in the bridge do with a clean tone?
Not very good from what i'v heard, if you want a nice clean sound its basically '59 or Jazz in terms of Seymour Duncan from what i'v been told.
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how does a JB in the bridge do with a clean tone?

Have 2 guitars both with JB's in the bridge, very versatile, both clean and dirty it sounds great
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Have 2 guitars both with JB's in the bridge, very versatile, both clean and dirty it sounds great
Are JB's any good for playing metal?
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Are JB's any good for playing metal?
definitely good for metal, oh yeah, the neck pickup, get the jazz, if you like really good cleans, you're gonna like the jazz pickup
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Neck - Pearly Gates
Bridge - Duncan Distortion, Screamin' Demon, or Dimebucker


NOOOOO, DON'T even think about getting the Dimebucker, its one of the weakest, ****tiest excuses for a pickup on the market, and having to play with it is about as much fun as going to the dentist. Trust me, I used to have it.
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