Recommendations for neck-mount floating mini humbucker for jazz?

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  1. jdogric12

    jdogric12 Supporting Member

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    Hi gang. Just got an Epiphone Emperor Regent and am thinking of upgrading all the hardware. I see the Kent Armstrong is popular, any other thoughts?
     
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    Fusionshred Supporting Member

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    Chris Pile Member

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    Bill Lawrence A-400.
     
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    Armstrong adjustable floating "PAF" sounds nice for a floater and is non-intrusive.
     
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    I have a Bartolini in my Heritage Eagle that sounds very smooth.
     
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    Typically Epiphone pickups are under-appreciated. Meaning, usually, there isn't a reason to swap out pickups. That has been my experience. I think this desire comes from a form of "guilt", for not shelling out more for a "real" (perceived to be real) jazz guitar.

    Do you have another guitar with a floating pickup to compare the Regent to? If so, I highly recommend you play both through the same amp, before attempting something that you might regret. Replacing pickups and wiring on an archtop or semi-hollow is considerably more difficult that doing such on a Strat, Les Paul or SG.

    Mojotone was going to do the same with a brand new Eastman 386. I'm glad he gave the stock electronics a good evaluation first.
     
  7. jdogric12

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    Thanks everybody! I think I'll leave it as is for a while and see how it does.
     

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