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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:00 AM

hey guys... I know I've posted questions about pickups in the past, but I'm looking for a pickup that can be paired with a super distortion in the bridge. In the neck I'm looking for something that has a jazz fusion sound maybe, and when clean, definitely a jazz sound.... any suggestions?
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:34 AM

View Postsentient6, on 05 June 2010 - 04:00 AM, said:

hey guys... I know I've posted questions about pickups in the past, but I'm looking for a pickup that can be paired with a super distortion in the bridge. In the neck I'm looking for something that has a jazz fusion sound maybe, and when clean, definitely a jazz sound.... any suggestions?

I guess if I were looking for as jazz type pickup this is what I would start looking at:

  • the DiMarzio Al Di Meola pickup (well he's one of the best)
  • Fender Jeff Beck pickups (used by Alex Skolnick in his Jazz trio)
  • Seymour Duncan Sh-1 '59
  • Seymour Duncan "Jazz" pickup and their variants

I would also be looking at the pickups that Guthie Govan uses/used, atm he uses some sort of pickup produced by Suhr, the same makers of his signature guitar. But I would perhaps be looking at what pickups he used to uses b4 his signature model was produced - I have a tendency to distrust the makers of signature guitars.

In most cases you'll find that they produce the signature guitar with a model of the pickup and before long the artist changes it to something they really prefer. For instance, I don't think Steve Vai ever uses his "Breed" pickup or that Joe Satriani use his "Mo Joe" both made by DiMarzio.

Anyway, that my 2 cents :P.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 12:19 PM

View PostVercingetorix, on 05 June 2010 - 05:34 AM, said:

I guess if I were looking for as jazz type pickup this is what I would start looking at:

  • the DiMarzio Al Di Meola pickup (well he's one of the best)
  • Fender Jeff Beck pickups (used by Alex Skolnick in his Jazz trio)
  • Seymour Duncan Sh-1 '59
  • Seymour Duncan "Jazz" pickup and their variants

I would also be looking at the pickups that Guthie Govan uses/used, atm he uses some sort of pickup produced by Suhr, the same makers of his signature guitar. But I would perhaps be looking at what pickups he used to uses b4 his signature model was produced - I have a tendency to distrust the makers of signature guitars.

In most cases you'll find that they produce the signature guitar with a model of the pickup and before long the artist changes it to something they really prefer. For instance, I don't think Steve Vai ever uses his "Breed" pickup or that Joe Satriani use his "Mo Joe" both made by DiMarzio.

Anyway, that my 2 cents :P.

hahah I'm with you on the signature pickups. I will check those out though man, thanks alot for the advice. I was also looking at some other dimarzio ones, the tone zone, and a pal of mine said to look at low output pickups for the neck to pair with the super distortion.. so an air classic would also be a good option. I'll check em all out and see what I think XD.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:15 PM

View Postsentient6, on 06 June 2010 - 12:19 PM, said:

hahah I'm with you on the signature pickups. I will check those out though man, thanks alot for the advice. I was also looking at some other dimarzio ones, the tone zone, and a pal of mine said to look at low output pickups for the neck to pair with the super distortion.. so an air classic would also be a good option. I'll check em all out and see what I think XD.

Oh, a Tone Zone will pair up nicely with a higher output pickup but I'm not sure you would get a fusiony sound out of it - but definitely one to look at it, it would probably be the cheapest option too . A PAF Pro might also be worth a look too might be to vintage sounding though.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:36 AM

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