ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

HB-sized pups that cop a Jazzmaster tone when split

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Armchair Bronco
.
.


Joined: 13 Jun 2008
Posts: 257
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: HB-sized pups that cop a Jazzmaster tone when split Reply with quote

I have a short-scale Classic Player Jaguar Special HH with blendable HB's. What are some humbucker-sized pickups that can cop a Fender Jazzmaster tone when split (or blended all the way to the single-coil side)?
_________________
"In Power Trios I Trust"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
timhulio
Redheaded Stepchild


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 4614
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No such thing. Sorry about that.
_________________

The Sailplanes - London band
Fredric Effects - pedals
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Armchair Bronco
.
.


Joined: 13 Jun 2008
Posts: 257
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely, there must be one HB that sounds *more* like a Jazzmaster pup when split than others.
_________________
"In Power Trios I Trust"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
timhulio
Redheaded Stepchild


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 4614
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the SD P-Rails. The p-90 bit of this sounds a little like a jazzmaster pickup, but not really.
_________________

The Sailplanes - London band
Fredric Effects - pedals
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
aen
Turdscreamer


Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Posts: 7573
Location: ELECTRIC WARRIOR

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my ears, suspect as they may be, a reissue wide range humbucker sounds an awful lot like a Duncan QP for jazzmaster. DO AN JAGBLASTER.
_________________
High quality, low popularity Ecstatic Fury
https://theronaldraygun.bandcamp.com/album/surrender-dorothy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Aeon
.
.


Joined: 04 May 2007
Posts: 497
Location: Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason a Jazzmaster pickup sounds the way it does:
-wide, flat coil
-pole pick up magnets (traditional single coil construction)

Most humbuckers use a bar magnet as opposed to the pole pieces, and are not as wide or flat.

I guess a low powered humbucker-sized P90 might get in the general vicinity (at least closer than any humbucker), but nothing will really quite do it like the real deal.

However, I do think Curtis Novak makes something that might work okay.. http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/hum-WR.shtml

Also, if you're looking to make your Jag sound like a Jazzmaster, it's going to be quite a bit different with the scale length difference... though you are mostly there with the bridge/trem construction.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Justyn
.
.


Joined: 14 Sep 2009
Posts: 410
Location: Great Lakes, IL

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do an P-Rails

I might put them in my Classic Player HH someday

As is I can't be bothered
_________________
You're standing on my neck
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mages
súper crujiente


Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 7439
Location: MD

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

generally, split humbuckers sound weak and thin, not really anything like a fat single-coil like the jazzmaster pickup.

although, a high output type humbucker might sound a bit thicker when split. something around 16 ohms or higher.

I would also recommend a P90 size humby. dream/mean 90, Phat Cat, or P-Rails.
_________________
cogito ergo sum...thing or other...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Short Scales All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 631459 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!