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    Question Help me figure out what pickups are in my guitar?

    So I bought a Jackson King V kvt (link below) that should have SD 59 and JB Pups. About a week later l, the lady I bought it from reached out saying she had another Jackson pickup. It was her late husbands guitar and she really has no idea if he made any modifications. The extra pup she gave me is a black humbucker with a Jackson J-50B sticker on the back. No branding on the front. Can any Seymour Duncan or Jackson experts shed some light here? Ill try to attach pics of the extra pickup

    The extra pup is a little gunky which makes me think it was in a pick up cover which this guitar has.

    Also how much work would it be to pull out the pickups in the guitar to look at them ?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Help me figure out what pickups are in my guitar?

    That is a Jackson J50B from the late 80s or early 90s. It falls into the slightly hotter PAF range and comes stock with an A5 magnet.
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    Default Re: Help me figure out what pickups are in my guitar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    That is a Jackson J50B from the late 80s or early 90s. It falls into the slightly hotter PAF range and comes stock with an A5 magnet.
    Hmmm any idea if they’re only used in Jackson guitars?

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    Default Re: Help me figure out what pickups are in my guitar?

    Jackson makes them, so I'd assume so.
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    Default Re: Help me figure out what pickups are in my guitar?

    Judging from the wax in the picture, it probably was covered, most likely one of the black plastic EMG style ones with the Jackson logo on it. From what I could gather on the Jackson/Charvel forum it's a US made pickup, kind of a hot PAF. In addition to Jacksons, those would have also come in some Charvel models from the same period.

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