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  • I know this has been beat to death but....

    I`m finally gonna put a JB humbucker in one of my guitars (Highway 1 Strat) I`m undecied on either a 250k vol. pot or a 500k , I hear some people use the 250 to tame the brightness of the JB. I play mostly hard rock(RR,EVH,Lynch,Jake E,Warren D)and I usually just go with one vol. knob and no tone knobs but I`m not against installing one if it would help.
    When asking for pickup suggestions please tell us what amp you`re using

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    Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

    I'd just use the 250k's in the Hwy 1 with the JB. If it's not bright enough, you can always change the pot. I read a while ago on this forum that Seymour Duncan himself uses a 250k pot in all his guitars with the JB. That must say something about the way it's meant to be used.
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    • #3
      Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

      Guys, I've been having this discussion with so many players, it's crazy.

      Here's what I find, and this may or may not help you. I'm playing the JB with a 500k right now, and it's the first time that I've used the 500k. The 500k really opens up the pickup somewhat. It sounds less 'compressed' in terms of its tone, IMO. I like both values, it's really just taste. The best thing to do is buy two pots and go to town...one or the other may work better depending on your setup, playing style and your tone preferences.

      Just my 2 cents...good luck!

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        Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

        I think since Duncan himself uses the 250k pot, you know what to do!
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          Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

          Bump!
          When asking for pickup suggestions please tell us what amp you`re using

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          • #6
            Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

            Ordinarily I'd suggest a 500K but with no tone stack it might be shrill.
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            • #7
              Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

              Originally posted by aleclee
              Ordinarily I'd suggest a 500K but with no tone stack it might be shrill.
              Agreed. +1
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                Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

                Originally posted by aleclee
                Ordinarily I'd suggest a 500K but with no tone stack it might be shrill.
                +1
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                • #9
                  Re: I know this has been beat to death but....

                  250k is where its at for me
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