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100moody100

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Miracle Man in my jackson Dinky (Alder Body!!!!!)
« on: July 25, 2006, 09:38:00 AM »
hi guys,

i thought i may be able to find my answer here. i am dieing to get a MM for my jackson, however it has an alder body. will sound ok? cheers

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 11:45:46 AM »
I reckon it'd be as tight as a gnats chuff  :)

100moody100

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 11:56:40 AM »
you think it would be a good choice, i think i will go for it but can u get good metal tones out of it too, i have heard it is more of a hard rock humbucker than metal? but im probs wrong, the main thing though is that it will sounds ok in alder.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 12:11:34 PM »
It'll sound great in alder. It will do metal with no problem. (How could a pickup named after a Zakk Wylde-era Ozzy tune NOT do metal?!!)

100moody100

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 01:57:51 PM »
lol,im a idiot!!!! i will have to get me a JCM800 then!! i actualli love the sound clip of the MM on here using the 800 and the keeley sD-1 (already have that) does sound awsome!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 08:33:04 PM »
I have an MM in my alder body Warmoth strat - it sounds really good :)

IMO the MM is more MEEEETTTTAAAAALLLLL!! :twisted: than raawwwk - it's pretty darn brutal, very high output & makes palm muted down picked riffs sound like the end of the world :lol:

Either way, it'll sound 100 times better than the stock JB in your Dinky :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 08:34:20 PM »
The new JB is all boom and sizzle. It's bloody horrible!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 10:20:05 PM »
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The new JB is all boom and sizzle. It's bloody horrible!!!

Exactly. There are so many players who have very nice tone using the JB -- they would sound absolutely KILLER with a Nailbomb or a Holy Diver. 8)

A few months ago I went to our BK dealer because they were interested what the Nailbomb I bought from them sounds like in my Strat. They were really impressed, then I said "AFAIK the NB is somewhat similar to the Duncan JB..." "Hey, we have an axe here with a JB, let's compare them..." It was a pimped BC Rich a customer brought in for setup. We tried my Strat-copy, it sounded great. Then we tried the metal axe and we started laughing... then we tried my Strat again and it sounded GREAT :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 11:12:23 PM »
Yeah...AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED...the JB has nothhhhing on the Nailbomb. I have a guitar with Nailbombs...it's previous pups were JB/Jazz set... :lol: I mean come ON! What a difference! Gotta love it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 11:36:26 PM »
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Exactly. There are so many players who have very nice tone using the JB --

And those are ppl probably using the ORIGINAL JB. I have one on loan at the moment, it's nothing like the current JB. Holy Diver is still better, however.

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2006, 03:28:56 AM »
God...all of this talk about the JB is making me sick.  :? I hated that pickup! :evil:
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006, 09:19:43 AM »
i have done it, brought my first bare knuckle pickup!!!!!! a miracle man. can't wait to get it and install it in my jackson and get some killer tone. sorry to go on about JBs but my mate has 1 and bums it, can't wait to show him my MM! cheers for all the advice guys!

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 01:58:54 PM »
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Quote from: Peter Antal
Exactly. There are so many players who have very nice tone using the JB --

And those are ppl probably using the ORIGINAL JB. I have one on loan at the moment, it's nothing like the current JB. Holy Diver is still better, however.

Forgive my ignorance, but when did they change the JB?  I've always thought it was a good pickup, although it sounds hideous clean.  Then again, the JBs I have are at least 15 years old - would they be the "old" version?
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006, 02:04:04 PM »
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the JBs I have are at least 15 years old - would they be the "old" version?

No. It was in the mid - late 80s, I believe, that the spec was changed on the JB; higher DC resistence, higher output, and broken tone. I don't really follow SD pups' history (or sound) very well ... they just don't sound good to my ears!

If your pups are more like 23+ years old, then you may have an original. You will know because it won't have the name "Seymour Duncan" etched onto the bottom of it. It may or may not have a sticker that says "JB".

If you like your JBs, that's great -- I'm very happy for the both of you. PDT_008

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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 02:28:59 PM »
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If you like your JBs, that's great -- I'm very happy for the both of you. PDT_008

Oh, I wasn't really trying to defend the JB, just interested in the old vs new thing.  Seems mine are definitely of the "new" variety, thanks for the info.

I only have one JB in active service - I wanted to upgrade my PRS SE EG without spending any money, so I put in a JB Trembucker that I've had lying around for years.  It's not perfect, but it's way better than than the no-name OEM bucker that was there before.  But TBH I sound almost as bad whatever it is I'm playing.
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BKPs I Had:  RY+Abraxas, Crawlers, BD+SM