Best pickup for the job here?

leearnoldguitars

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Ive got a 7 string, Fretless, Bariotne. My intent is to play blues and rock, but i want it to sound nice withuot distortion. I would prefer to use SD, but ill take any opinion you got. I was thinking a JB in the bridge and 59 at the neck...what do you think?
 

rockskate4x

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It's very difficult to combine active and passive pickups in the same guitar, so, uh... no EMG 707. I also recommend against the JB. It's a very harsh sounding pickup.
 

Death by Uberschall

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rockskate4x said:
It's very difficult to combine active and passive pickups in the same guitar, so, uh... no EMG 707. I also recommend against the JB. It's a very harsh sounding pickup.

Pair of them would work well though. I have a pair of them in one of my 7-strings with the SPC and EXP controls. Very broad range of tones available from clean to mean.  :party07:
 

rockskate4x

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I still recommend against the JB. Try the Custom. It's like the '59 but hotter, and it should match pretty well too.
 

GoDrex

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the custom's cleans aren't all that great - which is something he said he wanted
 
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