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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 10:08 PM
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There's the thread. Friggin amazing looking color man. Nice work.
that's so much better than the 2450 MCP. I miss 22 fret JS guitars, I mean like, new production models...
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I do too OCDemon. I think they not only sounded better, but they looked so much better. Something about the dimensions... Just grabs me.

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I have three of the 24 fret models, 2410 2450 and 2480. I don't think there's any difference in sound, I mean the alder guitars sound great but that's not about frets, for me it's about the look, they just looked better. and I don't really care about having two more frets
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There's a noticeable difference in the neck pickup for me. I loved the paf Joe. The satch track is close but still isn't quite the same. Especially coil tapped.
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I've never played a 24 fret JS.
The 22 fret ones play great and are really nicely balanced. I think the only time I've ever wished I had the extra 2 frets was when trying to play Eugines Trick Bag. Which I still can't do very well and let's be honest it's more than the missing frets stopping me nailing that one 😉

Back on topic that purple finish looks great!
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Very nice work!
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There's a noticeable difference in the neck pickup for me. I loved the paf Joe. The satch track is close but still isn't quite the same. Especially coil tapped.
This brings up an interesting question. Should I stick with the PAF Pro and FRED? Mind you, my Satch fandom goes back to when I was like 7 and Blue Dream came out. Those are the pickups I grew up knowing Satch used.

Are the PAF Joe, Mo' Joe, and Satchur8 pickups any good in comparison? Now obviously they're "good" in that they ended up in production guitars and I'm sure Joe used them. But in comparison to the classic configuration, I have no idea what might be more preferable. Unfortunately, YouTube comparison videos seem to be few and far between.

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
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I have the satchur8 in a mahogany guitar and a basswood guitar. It sounds insanely good, very thick and full tone. It's high output though. The Fred according to DiMarzio has an output of 305, the satchur8 is 375 and has an alnico 8 magnet which gives it the increase in output. It does have nice dynamics for a high output pickup though. Especially with a high pass filter.

I have 2 JS guitars with the mo Joe and they sound excellent. I actually removed the Fred because I didn't care for the tone character. The mo Joe is the Freds bones... With a bit more balls and clarity. It's output is 320. It's the Fred... But with "more". One of my guitars has the mo Joe and paf Joe and it's my favorite for tones with double humbuckers. The paf Joe is by far my favorite neck humbucker. Go to DiMarzio's website and read about them.

I personally wouldn't own a guitar with the Fred, I removed it because it sounded dark or... Flat, it lacked something in tone. Though I loved the singing feedback that the Fred, mo Joe and satchur8 have. For a basswood body... The Mo Joe or satchur8 is a great upgrade.
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I have JS guitars with all combinations pretty much FRED PAf Pro, FRED PAF Joe, Mo'Joe PAF Joe, Satch Track Mo'Joe, Satur8 sustainiac. I think that they are all good. can't say one is clearly better but I do really like Mo'Joe PAF Joe a lot. I don't think you'll be disappointed with any of them. My least favorite is Satur8, but I got used to it
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I have JS guitars with all combinations pretty much FRED PAf Pro, FRED PAF Joe, Mo'Joe PAF Joe, Satch Track Mo'Joe, Satur8 sustainiac. I think that they are all good. can't say one is clearly better but I do really like Mo'Joe PAF Joe a lot. I don't think you'll be disappointed with any of them. My least favorite is Satur8, but I got used to it
I agree with you on the satchur8, it took a bit to grow on me. But I found I liked it a lot more when I lowered it. It had to be a bit lower than my guitars with the mo Joe. It just drives the preamp noticeably harder, especially with clean channels. But once I found my preferred height I actually loved it.
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