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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Evo 2 vs. JB

A buddy of mine is looking to replace his JB. He likes the punchy and full sound it has, but wants a bit more clarity and power.

I first thought Evo, but after pondering for sometime, I thought it might be too brittle. How about the Evo 2?

I know the PAF Pro is a great sounding pickup, but I think it'll come up short in the power department.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

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A buddy of mine is looking to replace his JB. He likes the punchy and full sound it has, but wants a bit more clarity and power.

I first thought Evo, but after pondering for sometime, I thought it might be too brittle. How about the Evo 2?

I know the PAF Pro is a great sounding pickup, but I think it'll come up short in the power department.
I don't think the Evo 2, although a great sounding pickup, will have the same punchiness as a JB.

I definitely don't think of more clarity and power when I think of upgrading from a JB to an Evo 2.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

Evo 2 might be a good choice, I'm not a huge fan of the EVO, too bright and thin, but the Evo 2 keeps the good parts and warms up the tone. It will be quite different from the JB, not sure if it has "more power", but it should have tighter lows and warmer highs.
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It will be quite different from the JB, not sure if it has "more power", but it should have tighter lows and warmer highs.
That sums up what I was thinking.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

K, survey says no on the Evo2

What do you guys think would be good that meet these requirements?

D-Activator perhaps?
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

A breed might do the trick
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

Didn't think of those...

How is the attack?
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

you might want to give the mo joe a try. although i haven't heard a dimarzio that sounds like the jb, i'd say the mo joe is probably the closest (out of what i've tried). the jb is known for it's upper mid range spike, which may be the punchiness your friend is referring to. the fred and mo joe (which is essentially a fred with more output) have an upper mid focus, yet, they sound different (less compressed, more open). hope that helps.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

I'm with rastachild on this one in trying out the Mo Joe or a Fred they are pretty similar to a JB.

Just a side note, Satriani used a JB for most of the Surfin album so I'm sure when it came time to make his signature pickup he had the JB for inspiration.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

basswood or Mahogany doesn't mind ???
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

If he wants the best pick response, clarity, and good lead tone get the Evo 2.
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

Why not try the SD Custom?
Isn't that supposed to be a slightly hotter version of the JB?
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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

Thanx for the info guys

He's going with a Fred as we speak
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A buddy of mine is looking to replace his JB. He likes the punchy and full sound it has, but wants a bit more clarity and power.

I first thought Evo, but after pondering for sometime, I thought it might be too brittle. How about the Evo 2?

I know the PAF Pro is a great sounding pickup, but I think it'll come up short in the power department.
if you want more clarity and power, then the 2 choices are the duncan custom and duncan distortion. i own all three...in serveral guitars. the jb is all purpose, the custom is like a jb with more balls and bite. the distortion has more bite than balls. depending on the wood of then guitar, you can even the distortion and custom to become almost the same sounding pickup. both of them are really good at being the hopped up jb tone your looking for.

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Re: Evo 2 vs. JB

Too late I'm afraid

He was hell bent on switching to DiMarzio, and being a recent fan, didn't really try to disuade him
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