... Seymour Duncan JB Model vs 35th Anniversary JB vs Antiquity JB … Hi there, I am currently looking into 2 Charvels with the same specs excepts the pickups. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Would a 59 work well with a duncan distortion? as mahogany, and has a strange color, also. The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. Seymour Duncan JB vs DiMarzio Super Distortion? The JB won. The JB is the perfect pickup for all mahogany guitars that are tuned down IMO. The bass sounds very tight with my elite lp, no mud. I played it into a AVT50 (just recently sold it) and it was plenty heavy.   Pasted as rich text. Flubby, … I think it'd suit thrash metal just fine. Anyways at this point I think any pickup would sound better than the stock pickups I have on the ibanez! It features the same slugs on one coil, adjustable screw heads on the other and four conductor wiring. Report. Monsters of rock shoot out, classic pickups head to head. × the custom series are mighty good though, id recommend the custom custom for your situation. I would go with EMG 85s. The ultimate Hot Rodded humbucker pickups, the JB (SH-4) and Jazz Models (SH-2) make … $ 149.00 × I think the super D is a bit crude in the voicing, all huge in the middle ... where the JB has a little more refined voicing. Thanks, John. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I've got a JB in my Brian Moore, and I had one in my first guitar too (cheap Epi). I love duncans and use JB's and customs in all of my guitars. For example through a wah wah. However, the sound is definitel different... it doesn't have the same bass thump (or weight!) The JB is really good in mahogony guitars and the duncan distortion is not without its charm as it cleans up when you roll the volume back. Both great pickups to push the front end of an amp. The Duncan company is pretty well known at this point for sharing coils across different models. what about amp? The JB has more low end and is warmer. It's on of the only HB's i like along with the anderson H2, another great HB. I've got a JB in a Flying V and it is a really nice pickup. its an ibanez gax70 simple guitar. My favorite is in a Les paul. Thread starter nitro; Start date Feb 15, 2015; 1; 2; Next. Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. The Distortion is one of the tighter pickups that Seymour Duncan … It's a great all around pickup. Re: Seymour Duncan JB vs Suhr Aldrich Video Sun, Oct 06, 2013 3:02pm It sounds to me like the amp was dialed it for the JB so the the Aldrich sounded a bit muddy with the same settings. The JB has more "bite" and the SD has more "umph". Re: Duncan Distortion vs Duncan JB Jb … Excuse the sloppy playing, a general idea of tone on both. The JB won. I tried both in the same guitar. A weird wood. I'm completely satisfied with them, and they're just normal off-the-rack Duncan pickups. This is what gives it its tone. I think you may like the Duncan Custom at 14K it's plenty overwound yet doesn't have the midspike the JB does and the ceramic magnet gives it clarity compared to the JB. But the JB is probably my favorite. They have a knack for sounding great in any guitar no matter what the tonewood... and they warm up a solid state amp. ... but they do handle distortion well. It's a bit hotter. I'd go with the JB, personally. I just DON'T want a NU Metal sound, i'm mostly looking for an 80's metal sound. The JB has a richer sound. By the description given on the seymore duncan site , I have a feeling that the SH-6 is more suited for nu-metal? what guitar are you putting it in anyways? But now I like it alot...I can make my guitar TALK if that makes any sense. Anyone have any artist comparisons? It features slugs on one coil, adjustable screw heads on another, four conductor wiring and an Alnico 5 magnet. Another thing is how your tonewood is going to react to the pickups.. After 15 years I switched to a JB. either the custom, custom custom or the custom 5 are what i like. I see, I didn't really like emg's though, anyways I play mostly on tube amps when I go practice eventually ill be getting one. Though, if I were to have a "metal axe" I'd lean towards getting the Distortion instead of the JB. Seymour Duncan Distortion vs. Rock and metal players all over the world looking for a high-output passive humbucker pickup continue to rely on the Duncan Distortion. Agathis is related to mahogany, but not the same. Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA, factory, the Distortion uses a large … Since experimenting, I've moved onto hot PAFs since these distortion pickups aren't very good for players who play multiple notes during leads IMHO ... the phatness kind of gets in the way. I still have 2 guitars with the JB and still … I have a JB in my Explorer, which is tuned down to B. The JB does a better 80s rock and sounds great into a high gain amp. I have both. By I agree with all you said, but I'd like to point out that Dave Mustaine uses a JB in the bridge of his guitars, so if that's a sound you're interested in, it can certainly be used for thrash metal. It has been one of the pinnacle pickups in the ‘80s, and it’s still extremely popular today. I actually preferred the Dimarzio AT-1, which is similar to the JB but without the patented '80s grind. What’s more likely? I'm just saying this cuz I put a duncan jb and a distortion into a cheaper basswood guitar of mine and it sounded AWEFUL so tonewoods makes all the difference, Also, there is the thought of... is a less expensive guitar worth fixing up... or is it better just to save money for a better guitar. The JB coil does something similar for the Distortion… Hmm , I couldn't find any guitars that I could compare side to side that had these pickups. I just put a JB/59 set in my other Les Paul and it might be my favorite set. Ohm My… A popular way to get rid of some highs in your tone is to solder a 500k ohm resistor on your 500k ohm pot to effectively turn it into a 250k pot. I'd like to get some feedback on this! Finally sold the Charvel because it sounded so Crue/Poison/Dokken/pointy. thank you for your input I appreciate it I'll let you know of my choice soon. I see...I would have to find two guitars that have both pickups to test the differences, I just wouldn't want to get too much of a polished "nu-metal" sound, I like more of a raw old school metal! I asked Tim about the neck and suggested the Riff raff, so if I love the Aftermath, I'll order it too. Having said that, I have an SH-6 and I don't like it but i don't play thrash metal. To me, the SD is far and away the better pickup. It has a rosewood fingerboard, algathis body (lower grade mohagony i think) My amp is a marshall avt50 half stack but i'll probably be being a mesa boogie rectoverb in the naer future. Which one is more suited for thrash Metal? Re: JB vs Super Distortion The JB is a good pickup, it's just never been my favorite. I thought it was too spiky. but then again, i dont do thrash. Both are high output, but the DD's ceramic magnet gives it a little unnatural edge, which is nice for metal occasionally, but not necessary. I want to know what the DiMarzio Super Distortion would sound like instead of the JB… I've narrowed it down to the Seymour Duncan jb or the dimarzio super distortion. Vox AC4 and boss SD 1 with some delay. For almost every kind of pickup, Seymour Duncan … I was leaning toward the jb … Plus they would sound great with the Mesa you might be getting in the future. I also have a Duncan … jbs sound generic to me prob because they are oem on so many guitars. I love both as well as the Duncan Distortion… Some of their most popular guitar pickups include the '59 Model, the JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) set, Duncan Distortion set, and the Pearly Gates set. I have a set of DiMarzios in an Ash Tele 2HB. The JB....well, some like it so i'm not going to outright call it shite, but It is just that to me. Seymour Duncan … I like both pickups. I'm wanting to get a set of pickups that will give me an 80s hair metal/80s hard rock sound similar to ratt, skid row, warrant, motley crue, etc. but of either one of those, go for the sh6 distortion. But really. I have it in a warm sounding les paul so it might not work well in a brighter wood. true, this gax 70 is an awesome guitar for the price, i've tried many expensive guitars and this one really impressed me. I play straight through a Marshal JCM 2000 TSL100 (no effects or EQ's for Distortion… The SD has a throatier midrange. Other pickups I've had (not alot) were too even tempered for me. Upload or insert images from URL. Hy guys, what will be the basic difference between the two in the bridge position. If anything this pickup does thrash better than any of that nu metal.   Your previous content has been restored. The super distortion sounded a little more compressed. I love the JB in anything that I've put it in. 500 kilo, 250 kilo. personally i dont really like either of em. Browse more videos. The Duncan Custom coil is the basis for the Custom Custom, The Custom 5 and the Full Shred. Conflicted on selling a guitar, need advice, When Ted Nugent started playing through Eddie's gear, a funny thing happened …. Yes, the 59 sounds awesome with a distortion... sounds great when your roll down the volume knob on your guitar plugged into the dirty channel... gives a great dirty clean BLUES sound... cleans up really well with a volume knob and a tube amp, If you want a more pristine clean with less dirt.. go with the jazz, All my experience with duncans is on mahogany guitars with maple tops... you might want to find somebody who has actually installed duncans into an agathis guitar before deciding.. I was leaning toward the jb … The Duncan Distortion has loads of mids and highs so harmonics scream on this and it kills for rhythm. The super distortion is my favorite of the two, but I'm clearly in the classic rock camp and only do the 80s stuff if the set calls for it. The super distortion was a little thinner sounding. i found that the pickups i like from duncan are the customs. DO NOT get married to the idea of duncans just cuz they're popular at HC. The JB does exactly what I want it to and it reflects attitude better. I think the JB is the more complete pickup. It's the kind of pickup I could play all day without any effects into a pushed amp. The JB is in my Fenandez and the super distortion is in my Carvin HSS strat. Can anyone point out the differences of these two pickups? Powered by Invision Community. What I do have noticed is with Seymour Duncans JB Trembucker, the TB-4, which is also physically broader, the low end seems to suffer even more compared to the regular SH-4. The emg 81s can be too bright with solid state... but the 85s are a good match. The grind of the JB is an instant throw back. The Distortion can not get a true clean tone with the volume full on. It's a strange-looking tree found most often in Australia, and is in the same family of trees which contains Mahogany. The JB … Many have said they are very temperamental as to the particular guitar you put them in. See if you can find one locally. But I like them because of the dynamics and response I get with my mahogany guitars and tube amps in particular. The JB also sounds great for metal but is more versatile because it can also sound great for clean and in-between tones. During the recording of the album, Dave relied heavily on one guitar in particular that was loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and 59 model in the neck. Gauge of string will also make a difference. Good descriptions of the SD so far, i'd agree fully. thanks for the feedback!, anyone can suggest a bluesy pickup from duncan for the neck that would go well with the jb? The Antiquity JB delivers rich harmonics, and a balance of sustain, distortion, and clarity, sweetened by the mellowing effect of a custom aged alnico 5 bar magnet and years of simulated sweat, dust, and oxidation.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Never tried the Distortion. Alternative 8... any opinions? I think Seymour's … DiMarzio 36th anniversary seems a bit hotter in output to me than a Duncan 59 at least to the ones I have been around. I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts. It's a nice, well-rounded pickup that does just fine for metal. The super distortion sounded a little more compressed. Paste as plain text instead, ×   You cannot paste images directly. I first had an EMG 81/85 combo then switch to the following... an JB, then a Duncan Distortion, then a Dimazio D Activator, back to the JB and finally full circle to the Duncan Distortion … It's sometimes smarter just to save money and shop for a new guitar that already has good pickups.. so you'll know exactly what you're getting into, just my two cents.. good luck with your search. It can get a bit bright if you're using it in standard tuning, or in say an alder guitar. But thats me. SD more chunky. I currently have a Jackson Dinky DK2 with the factory fitted Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge position. I really like my JB, didn't at first. I've narrowed it down to the Seymour Duncan jb or the dimarzio super distortion. Dave Mustaine (obviously you know who THIS little guy is ) uses the JB/Jazz combo. Wich will be more articulate or are they similar? Also , I got it as a present so I don't mind spending money on two pickups until I get a new guitar! Display as a link instead, × I play dirty and roll back volume for cleans and it cleans up real nice. http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~evans/Agathis%20tree.jpeg. You really can't go wrong with either. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. It's not a super hot pickup but you can also boost the output with a pedal (although the AVT50 is pretty picky about too much boost). I know the seymour duncan JB gets a lot of praise, but I don't hear a lot about the 59. JavaScript is disabled. Ive played a Charvel with a 59 and thought it sounded badass. What kind of guitar(s) would you be putting it in, and playing through what amp(s)? I guess if you are using it for tighter rhythm playing, then the DD might be more to your liking. I use both the JB and the Distortion, and they are actually both great for metal, with the advantage going to the Distortion for more clarity with extreme gain due to the ceramic magnet. It does stay clear with scooped mids if that's your bag. The Carvin is a bit bright as a guitar and the super distortion really matches up well and completely tamed the brightness. Had the JB in a Charvel Model 3 for about 25 years, and it really accentuated the snarly 80's metal sound of the Charvel. Very good midrange, though. Try a dimarzio super distortion, I like them better than the Seymour Duncans. They both work really well with Les Pauls. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. SD Duncan Distortion SH6 in the Bridge and Sh1 '59 in the neck. I'm wanting to get a set of pickups that will give me an 80s hair metal/80s hard rock sound similar to ratt, skid row, warrant, motley crue, etc. Seymour Duncan JB Model vs 35th Anniversary JB vs Antiquity JB Shootout Comparison. You must log in or register to reply here. It also sounds great tapped! JB's going to be brighter. ninetynine, December 3, 2005 in Electric Guitars. Thanks. Good luck though. The super distortion sounded a little more scooped out too. Seymour Duncan JB vs Dimarzio Super Distortion. I think the super distortion does the low gain to classic rock crunch as good as any pickup on the market. Played a few other guitars with JB's and they all seemed bright, thumpy, hot, sensitive to harmonics, and highlighted the guitars' particular character. But the super distortion sounded better through pedals than the JB. I know the Fernandes Ravelle comes loaded stock with a SD Jazz/JB combo. Are there actually major differences between the custom, custom custom and the ones I mentioned? It's a nice distinct tone from the JB. The JB is a bit more open on the top. Dimebag did it... but it's never worked for me. At this time the super distortion, the JB, and the EMG-81 are the only pickups I'll put in the bridge position of a guitar. The SH-6 is a very high gain humbucker. The Seymour Duncan Distortion is a new take on the JB. From my experience, I found JB hot whereas SD is more rounded. I have a feeling your agathis guitar + solid state amp + duncans = bright & thin. I tend to like alnico 5 magnets with solid state because they warm things up. You can post now and register later. Based on what I play, I'd go the JB, but if metal is all you'll be playing go the SH-6. I honestly think as hot as the JB is, it's still organic enough that it doesn't sound generic. I guess if you are using it for tighter rhythm … The JB … The JB is an older 80s model, and the 59 is probably early 2000s or so. The JB is really good in mahogony guitars and the duncan distortion is not without its charm as it cleans up when you roll the volume back. The JB, however, is one of the best rock pickups I've ever used. However, it has a ceramic magnet installed inside of it.

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