It's been over three decades since Seymour Duncan created the first production JB and Jazz Model pickups. If you were to come across a set of those early production pickups, whether on eBay or in an old guitar, what would they look and sound like today?
That's always the question Seymour considers with Antiquity pickupsÃ¯Â¾â€”new pickups designed to look and sound like old ones, courtesy of a proprietary aging process. In the case of the JB and Jazz, though, Seymour has intimate knowledge from guitars in his own possession.
The Antiquity JB/Jazz Set represents the first of the 1970s-era pickups given the Antiquity treatment.
Sound: Rich harmonics, and a balance of sustain, distortion, and clarity, buffered by the mellowing effect of aged magnets and years of simulated sweat, dust, and oxidation.
For: Connoisseurs of the best of the historic Seymour Duncan sounds.
Instrument: Dual-humbucker guitars; Antiquity pickups especially enhance the well-loved appearance of old guitars.
DC Resistance: Jazz 7.72k?, JB 16.4k?
Resonant Peak Frequency: Jazz 7kHz, JB 5.5kHz
- Both pickups include:
- Electronic and cosmetic aging
- Long Mounting Legs
- Single Conductor Wire
- Maple Spacer
- Butyrate Bobbins
- Custom De-Gaussed Rough Cast Alnico V Bar Magnets