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JEM777VBK Love the PAF hate the single. Need recommendations.

I dropped a Jem set I got in a lucky buy into an RG that I actually own. I am pretty sure the set came from a JEM777VBK. I posted about them in a thread elswhere.

Anyhow. I believe this is the Paf Pro set and the middle single coil is way weaker than my S1 that was in there prior. The difference in the K ohms of those 2 pickups is significant (I use the notch positions). Any recommends? The neck PAF is probably what I will use forever.

I need it to cancel hum and be loud. No lace rails or Lawrence Kinman suggtions please. I want a real single coil.
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Do you know the K ohms? The official site does not say.
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Hey, The jem 'single' is a pretty crap singlecoil pup really by most standards, i never really bother to change mine- half the time its never used anyway. The the humbucker/single split is a cool sound, maybe you should try a stacked single pup? Tom.
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Do you know the K ohms? The official site does not say.
I don't, but it's a great sounding single
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The neck PAF is probably what I will use forever.
That's how I feel - I rather have a £99 Squier with a PAF PRO set than a 7VWH with Evos.
PAF Pro neck is sublime.

How about lowering the hums and rise the single a little or just stick your S1 in there with the green single cover on top of it.
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How about a Dimarzio HS-3? Malmsteen uses these like forever and they sound great!
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Re: JEM777VBK Love the PAF hate the single. Need recommendations.

There are about 4,000 of this same thread, but I'll write what i always write

Dimarzio VirtuAL 2 Bridge model (it has a higher output). I use it between an Evo Bridge and PAF neck and it balances both perfectly.

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How about a Dimarzio HS-3? Malmsteen uses these like forever and they sound great!
I love the HS-3. I switch my jem pup in my Fp for it. Don't regret it.
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How did you get that text where your avatar should be?
Hold on a sec, i thought you were doing the Win-A-Jem contest!
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How did you get that text where your avatar should be?
Hold on a sec, i thought you were doing the Win-A-Jem contest!

don't panic! (and lets not hijack this guy's thread)

the contest will be starting shortly. Glen set up a private forum that all entrants will have access to.

Keep an eye out for the contest to start early next week.

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Re: JEM777VBK Love the PAF hate the single. Need recommendations.

Thanks all. I should have searched. I was thinking of trying the S1 again. I think I will. I'll get back you all.

I have already tried all of the stacked pickups and rails I can handle. I have owned just about every DiMarzio and Duncan ever made (just not all at once).

A stack is not such a good idea for notch positions because then there would be 3 coils in the circuit and hum too. Less hum than a single, but more than a humbucker.

Man I have done it all with my strat. BARRRRF! Why do people want overwound pickups so bad? They just run them through pedals into tube amps anyhow. That defeats the purpose. Rant over. Sorry. Rant? No, actually that was a question if anyone wants to answer.
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Re: JEM777VBK Love the PAF hate the single. Need recommendations.

my 777vbk sounds mint,i like the single coil.but its whatever you fancy
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Thanks all. I should have searched. I was thinking of trying the S1 again. I think I will. I'll get back you all.

I have already tried all of the stacked pickups and rails I can handle. I have owned just about every DiMarzio and Duncan ever made (just not all at once).

A stack is not such a good idea for notch positions because then there would be 3 coils in the circuit and hum too. Less hum than a single, but more than a humbucker.

Man I have done it all with my strat. BARRRRF! Why do people want overwound pickups so bad? They just run them through pedals into tube amps anyhow. That defeats the purpose. Rant over. Sorry. Rant? No, actually that was a question if anyone wants to answer.
You can wire the Virtual 2 as a single with a little tech support help from Steve at Dimarzio. Putting an S1 in isn't going to help your sound one bit. Yuk.

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Re: JEM777VBK Love the PAF hate the single. Need recommendations.

Maybe someone swapped the cover on this because the single is very weak. I put the S1 back in there and it sounded WAY better. Anyone know the K ohms of the stock pickup?
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