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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Anyone ever done this? Yesterday I met someone from Craigslist who is a Jackson endorser and was selling a Jackson custom shop Kelly. (Side note: when I met him a couple guys from Twisted Sister were there so I got to play a little bit with them. Cool!). Anyway, the Kelly was so cheap for a custom model I bought it. It has an SD JB bridge pickup in the neck position. It sounds pretty good actually. Not sure I’ll keep it there. The guy had no clue why the custom shop did it this way.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:33 pm 
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Dang, man! You're on a tear!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 pm 
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Normally that is not a good thing.
Bridge pickups usually have a higher output so that they match the volume of a neck pickup. Also. They need to have more output because the string does not vibrate very much at the bridge, and will have a lower volume.

BUT!!!
Rock N Roll was born to break rules.
AND.
Personally I absolutely LOVE a Duncan Bridge JB in the middle position of my NightSwan. Actually I prefer it in the middle as opposed to the bridge.
So. F'it. If it sound good, and you like it. Keep it there.

Also. NICE SCORE!
Nice guitar.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Sure, did so many times as well. In most cases it works just fine, only very high-output pups may sometimes be too loud or too bassy.

In the past there were no bridge or neck pups, but the same pups were used and just lowered in the neck position. Just ask Seth Lover or Leo Fender ;) Claims about some huge differences and needs for separate pups are nothing but marketing fluff designed to sell more stuff.

Try it and if it sounds good, it is good.

Nice axe btw :thumbs


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:36 pm 
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Cool axe and a nice story to boot :headbang .

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:21 pm 
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Thanks all. This is basically a metal machine, so I may keep it there for a bit. I’m waiting on the spec sheet from Jackson, but I’m pretty sure it’s a distortion in the bridge position. I could easily check, but the guy had this thing set up perfectly, I kind of don’t want to mess with it yet.
BTW I recommend Jackson USA to everyone here. I’ve picked a few up now and each one is better than the last. Amazing craftsmanship. People spout BS about the post Fender buyout, but there is the same team there making them as when Grover ran the shop.
If the JB in the neck doesn’t keep doing it for me I may finally try the Pegasus or the Black Winters that I’ve been waiting to give a shot.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:55 am 
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All the time, works fine. anytime I have a single in the neck, I put a bridge pickup in. Well, I do love the quarter pound flat for the neck too, but I mostly put in a bridge single.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Jackson customer service still hasn’t gotten back with a spec sheet but I spoke to the seller and now he is saying he thinks it’s a distortion bridge with a 59 bridge in the neck. I thought it sounded different, but maybe that’s bc I’m not used to a bridge in the neck position. I may actually pull these out today and check. In any event I’m really digging this guitar!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Customer service responded to me. It is a JB in the neck. It was interesting to learn that the JB model pickup was named after Jeff Beck. I didn’t know that. I thought it was jazz/blues, but turns out they were originally wound for Beck and named after him.


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