Another darn pickup swap thread....

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by apm1991, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have a 2020 PRS S2 Custom 24... I like the bridge pickup, but don't love it. Even after making adjustments to tone/amp

    I find the bridge pickup a bit thin (too much treble) Would like it to be a little more rounded/full

    I actually really like the neck pickup and don't really want to swap it out. Is there a good bridge pickup that can compliment the stock neck pickup?.. Or would you recommend swapping both if I'm going to do it?

    I was considering Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge... possibly getting the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded set that has the Jazz in the neck

    I'm also curious how a Seymour Duncan 59 in the bridge would pair with the stock neck pickup, but I think I'd like a little more bite when we play our heavier rock stuff

    wouldn't it be cool to be able to try out different pickup combos with your own guitar and rig... maybe one day

    Anyone else try these? Opinions?
     
  2. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    My Charvel came with a SD '59 neck and a SD JB bridge. I found tapped, the two outer coils sounded ' nicest '.
    But I think I'm past the ' Thunderhead ' stage of life. So I've elected to go APH II in the neck and Rocksong alnico II hybrid in the bridge.

    The JB is very popular and there's usually a few on eBay.

    It all boils down to personal choice. You won't know until you try. SD's have good resale value.
     
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    Would either one of you know the difference between the SD 59 and the Jazz?
     
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    HazyPurple Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    They both have scooped mids.

    The Jazz has more emphasis on the treble side.
     
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    Thanks> Interestingly, I thought it would be the other way around, at least as traditional jazz features a round sound without too much highs.
     
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    Boss graphic eq pedal. No soldering required.
     
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    First, adjust pickup heights (generally lower or tipped), then adjust the screw poles (like mini-EQ controls), and last swap pickups.

    You can change where you pick the guitar to get different tones. Back by the saddles is Country Twang, up by the neck is more rounder thicker tone.


    See how Hendrix tips his pickups for more bass and less treble. Do that with your pickup(s)



    See how Joe sets up his guitar pickups (there's a part 6 on youtube).


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    Sorry; blind guy here. If you had a pic or something, I missed it.