A NOTE ABOUT SOUND CLIPS:
Corporate marketing hype has made it mostly necessary to include sound clips and resistance specifications. Both have very limited meaning and are, in many ways, lies. The best player can make the lousiest guitar loaded with the cheapest pickups played through the lamest amp sound downright amazing. For that reason I feel that clips are misleading. Clips let you hear almost everything except the pickup and primarily the amp in a controlled environment that’s not readily reproducible. Please take these thoughts into consideration.
Guitar: American Jazzmaster
Karl Krause –
Once again, Jesse knocked it out of the park. I had installed the Revel traditional Jazzmaster pickup a while back, and paired it with a well regarded pickup from another builder. While this combination had all the classic JM mojo one might want, I found the bridge pickup to be a bit weak on its own (a common lament). I shared my pickup wants and needs with Jesse. What I got was a bridge pickup that retained a lot of the twang and snap of a traditional JM pickup, but with added midrange bark, grit, and oomph that was far better balanced with the neck pickup. My Jazzmaster became even more versatile, and I’m happier than a pig in mud. If you’re not a Jazzmaster purist and find the standard vintage bridge pickup offerings a bit thin and lacking punch, this might be your answer.
Jassar Alshehri –
I’m super happy with how these pickups turned out, and they’ve effectively made a guitar that was a joy to play into a guitar that’s also a joy to hear, so thanks again for taking the time to sort things out in the beginning.
Derek Sandbeck –
Jesse and I had a lot of conversations on Jazzmaster tone. What it came down to is, I loved the way my pickups cut through a mix but I just wanted more grit, more drive. I was considering putting humbuckers in, but I was anxious about losing what I DID like about the Jazzmaster sound. Jesse suggested this P-90 Hybrid, and he was right on. I still get the chime and bite that I want, but it has a nice dirt that gives it that little extra something. I couldn’t be happier!