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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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JSifying a Jem - Would you split the humbuckers?

Hi,

My best friend collects JSs and suggested that I might consider splitting my humbuckers on my Jem and installing a high pass filter. *This would give my Jem the same options as Joe's guitars. *I have experience in splitting the Evolution pickup and just ended up with a weak, tinty sound. *The Jem I am considering modifying now is my DBK. *It has the Breeds which I am very happy with. *They are much warmer sounding than the Evos and might split better like the PAF Pro or FRED. *What do y'all think? *Has anyone here done this to their DBK? *I'm very interested in what people have to say before I spend the time and money modifying my Jem. *I think it is a great idea (I might have come up with it myself!), but just wanted Jem officionatos to give me their opinion. *Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 05:55 AM
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Well the JEM already has the high pass filter. It's permanently engaged rather than being switched on and off by the volume pot.

I've seen PAF Pros split with a coil tap on the tone pot but never done it (or wanted to do it) myself.
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I've never heard the Breeds in SC mode by themselves before, but I'd expect they would probably sound good. *

What I find is a little easier than wiring a switch to split the HBs is to wire a switch to turn off the SC. *With the switch on, you get the usual split-5 wiring, with it off, you get HB-HB split-off-HB split-HB. *As long as you don't mind the 'off' setting, it's a lot easier to wire, and to undo if you find you don't like it.
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The electronics in my floral are heavily customized, with a Breed in the bridge, a coil tap for ALL pickups on the tone control, and neck&bridge pickups selected on position 3 on the switch... The tapped PAF Pro and Breed are very usable alone, but sound fabulous together - an excellent combination and the coil tapping was well worth the minumum cost and effort... Highly Recommended :thumbsup:
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-03-2002, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow! *What a lot of cool suggestions. *I have a lot to think about. *
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