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  • DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

    I wonder if a Duncan Distortion is the same as the JB with a big ceramic magnet? (or if a Distortion with A-5 is the same as a JB)
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    Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

    I wonder if anyone tried this?
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    • #3
      Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

      I've heard it's similar, but the DD still trumps the JB as far as output goes.
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      • #4
        Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

        So i don't need to buy a jeff Beck and can simply swap the magnet of the distortion! I have three! of them!
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        • #5
          Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

          I thought that SD maybe just took a JB and put in a big ceramic mag and so the DD was invented!
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          • #6
            Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

            I thinkt that the DD is wound a bit hotter than the JB, so, when going to an Alnico V vs. ceramic, you might lose some low end definition.
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            • #7
              Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

              You mean, maybe because the JB has 16.4 and the DD has 16.6 Kohm? Hmm, the resonant peak is the same, almost the output, i will give it a try.
              Maybe i could make a '59/DD hybrid, which could be a '59/JB Hybrid, because the A-5.
              Maybe that would be the solution for my problem ;-)
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              • #8
                Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

                There is more to a pickup than DC resistance and the resonant peak and a JB is not the same as an alnico v DD. That being said folks have gotten good results with an alnico v DD so go for it.
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                • #9
                  Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

                  I still have a 7-string JB, so i could compare it. But i noticed, that this model has more DC resistance (19-20 K!) than usual. But, it's clear that with the same windings, more wire lenght is needed...
                  I just thought i could save my money and modify one DD instead buying a new JB. i have too much DD's... the second was a very good offer... 100 DM which is around 50€!! The third DD was in a guitar (the Gibson Explorer, which i named here sometimes) which i won. I need a more warm tone for the Gibson.
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                  • #10
                    Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

                    In that case I'd suggest a Custom.
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                    • #11
                      Re: DD and A-5 = JB SH-4?

                      Yeah, it's that what i'm thinking about in the last days...
                      I tried a CC with an Ceramic mag and it was a little too dark...
                      I wonder if the tone is really identical with the Custom. The CC has a bit more windings...
                      Anyone here ever tried a 59/JB Hybrid?
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                      Last edited by Inge Malmstein; 07-24-2004, 05:46 AM.
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