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59 vs Jazz for cutting through?

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by TangerineDog, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    I'm reassembling an old Strat for jamming purposes and this time, it's just about cutting through - which, of course, is mainly an amp thing, but every little helps :D
    I'm going with an HH setup with a JB in the bridge.
    For the neck, I've got a 59 and a Jazz and am wondering... which one has more mids? Which one will be heard better?
  2. Antigua

    Antigua Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 28, 2014
    in between
    They're nearly identical pickups. I think the distinction is mostly a marketing thing, with one meant to be sold along side the JB and the other marketed as a PAF replica.
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