Another high- vs. low-output pickup Q

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by jesse v, May 29, 2008.

  1. jesse v

    jesse v Member

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    The previous thread about pickup output is a great discussion. For fear of hijacking that thread, I thought I'd start a new one along the same lines:

    My main guitar is a Highway 1 Tele (2004 model). I picked up a used Schecter C-1 E/A. I want to replace the stock "Duncan Designed" pickups--What a good match (output-wise) to my Tele's low-output pickups?

    I was thinking about Seymour Duncan 59/neck and JB/bridge, but even though that's a very popular pair, the 59's DC resistance is 7.4k, while the JB is 16k. Is that a huge diffferance? would something like a Alnico Pro II (7.85k) in the bridge be better suited?

    Much thanks,

    Jesse
     
  2. Eagle1

    Eagle1 Member

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    It's not just about Resistance ,Some pickups have extremely high resistance without being the highest output.
     
  3. AndrewSimon

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    59/JB is NOT low output... it's more like moderate-high output.

    If you want low output try SD Antiquities, Gibson Burstbucker 1-2 or Lollar Imperial.


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  4. GtrDr

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    I agree, the JB will be huge ( a good think usually). I would go for the antiquities too.
     

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