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Noiseless neck pickup for Kurt Cobain Mustang
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What noise? The neck pickup on mine is quiet. Add some shielding. Hotrails and 1meg pots can solve it. I might go to 1 megs to brighten up the humbucker.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lace Sensor Red

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys thanks so much for the recommendations! First I would like to try a more vintage sounding pickup. I might end up going with the Area 67. If i don't like the vintage sound on the guitar, I'll try some of the Lace or Rails suggestions. So far I have decided to keep the 250K pots. If the sound is still too dull, I might try 500K down the road.

Once I have the pickups installed, I'll let you guys know how they sound with the JB. It might be a few weeks or a month until I get to doing this though. I'm a 6th grade teacher and we are having state exams soon.

cheers!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noise ?

before spend money try check the ground thing if everything grounded well.

i saw once picture of mustang kc was Ground Paint , but its use Cooper foil too ?

mean try add Cooper foil on pickguard maybe be less expensive than pickup.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lil '59 for the neck pairs great with the jb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
Lace Sensor Red

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Too hot. I used a Lace Sensor Emerald.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDHhWgY80SA

You can see if you like the sound.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be the first and only person to ever say this, but I despise the JB Junior in my Mustang. It's way to muffled sounding to me, even with 500k pots.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clipman3 wrote:
I might be the first and only person to ever say this, but I despise the JB Junior in my Mustang. It's way to muffled sounding to me, even with 500k pots.


Nope, me too. Freakin hate it. Think i'll get another single coil and a new guard.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Clipman3 wrote:
I might be the first and only person to ever say this, but I despise the JB Junior in my Mustang. It's way to muffled sounding to me, even with 500k pots.


Nope, me too. Freakin hate it. Think i'll get another single coil and a new guard.


And i like it, sorry guys. But the humbucker have a lovley sound.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Clipman3 wrote:
I might be the first and only person to ever say this, but I despise the JB Junior in my Mustang. It's way to muffled sounding to me, even with 500k pots.


Nope, me too. Freakin hate it. Think i'll get another single coil and a new guard.

Me too on both counts. Had JB Jrs in my old Mustang and didn't like them, and I just swapped out the full size JB in my KC Mustang for a BKP VHII which is beautifully clear. The JBs just sound muddy to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:

Me too on both counts. Had JB Jrs in my old Mustang and didn't like them, and I just swapped out the full size JB in my KC Mustang for a BKP VHII which is beautifully clear. The JBs just sound muddy to me.


Did you change out the vol or tone pot at the same time?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I didn't, but mostly through laziness. I chose the VHII as it's reputedly one of the clearest and most single coil like HBs in terms of response.
It sounds great, but I will probably change the pots at some point. After all, if it's too bright, then just turn the tone pot down.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The split mode with the jb and the single coil sounds super!
No need to change the potentimeters. I like the way it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:
The split mode with the jb and the single coil sounds super!
No need to change the potentimeters. I like the way it is.


Yeah, I agree that that sounds really nice. Just want a bit of bridge pickup bite. I want to use it in the band, but it's just too dark I think. Sounds great with distortion though, no arguments there.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
weeping_moon wrote:
The split mode with the jb and the single coil sounds super!
No need to change the potentimeters. I like the way it is.


Yeah, I agree that that sounds really nice. Just want a bit of bridge pickup bite. I want to use it in the band, but it's just too dark I think. Sounds great with distortion though, no arguments there.


do as me. with clean split it with the single coil and the distortion sound just use the humbucker. the dark sound might help to just to take all the bass down and put middle to half and treble two nine or ten. the more guitars you have the more you have to adjust the amp settings and even your pedal settings. thats the beginners mistake!

but go ahead put 1 meg pot on both the vol and tone.

some players dont like 250 pot with humbuckers. they sound dark to some ears. put 500 pot and finally 1 meg pot.

what kind of amp do you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:


what kind of amp do you use?


70's Vibrolux Reverb, so it's most definitely a sparkly amp. Ear splitting with the Jag if I don't tame it with the tone, which makes the muddiness of the JB all the more unacceptable.

I agree on using both pups for cleans, and the bridge for dirt, but it's tricky/impossible to switch mid song.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Clipman3 wrote:
I despise the JB Junior in my Mustang. It's way to muffled sounding to me, even with 500k pots.


Nope, me too. Freakin hate it. Think i'll get another single coil and a new guard.


Love the sound of the JB Jr with 1megs in my Jag, plenty of top end... might leave you fucked sorting a neck pickup though? Would probably allow you to use more similar amp settings to the Jag too, just going all buckery. I was thinking of bumping the Jag-Stang up to those so I'll report back on how that goes if it happens soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the duckbucker is actually made to play with the JB JR.

SD makes its own pre-wired strat pickguards with JB jr's and Duckbuckers in them to sell

its called the "everything axe" pickguard


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a demo with actual talking not done by a fat bald guy in his bedroom


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