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JTO James Tyler Original Pickups

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by JohnnyFavorite, May 18, 2011.

  1. JohnnyFavorite

    JohnnyFavorite Member

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    What are folk's experiences with Tyler's JTO pickups? I'm talking about the stacked single-coils, and large pole-piece humbuckers, that come as standard on a Studio Elite fitted with 3 mini-switches.

    How do the JTO stacked single-coils compare to other hum-free single-coils he uses, like the Dimarzio Area 61s and the Duncan Classic Stacks?
     
  2. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

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    FYI, the JTO pickups are not stacked. They are true single coils, yet under the pickguard are loaded 2 sets of dummy coils that can be switched in for hum canceling or switched out for true single operation.

    I've had many tylers but never tried one with the old school pickups
     
  3. JohnnyFavorite

    JohnnyFavorite Member

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    Thanks for the information. Appreciated.
     
  4. JDouglee

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    They're a bit darker and fatter than the DiMarzios or Duncans, and they sound good. The switches let you do series/parallel for more quack/spank if needed. I have a set in my serial number #10 from '88
     
  5. eliot1025

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    Yes. Noticeably darker and fatter.
     
  6. Eagle1

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    I like all the Tyler pickups I've tried so far .
     
  7. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    S/N 10? Mr Doug is truly an early adapter!! :)
     
  8. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

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    Pics or you don't really have it.
     
  9. JDouglee

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    I'll see what I can do for pics, but yeah it's pretty cool. No pickguard, Floyd & nitro it appears :p Trans red.
     
  10. matt5150

    matt5150 Either U Know Or U Don't

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    bastard!

    That guitar sounds killer!

    Matt
     
  11. JDouglee

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    My main guitar for years was a Puffy replica, Jimburst w/Floyd. Jim rebuilt it last year w/the Gotoh Floyd, Cal Special and Area 61s. I got it in 1989. Yeah I'm old skool Tyler, they're cool in the studio
     

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