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Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup  (Open Box)
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Twin-coil design pickup gives you the character of the JB model humbucker in a single-coil size. Its adjustable pole pieces more closely emulate the magnetic field of a full-size humbucker and allow you to fine-tune the balance of your strings: a first for a humbucker this size. You can expect great harmonics and a sweet high end.


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Seymour DuncanJB Jr Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

They Scream!

I was looking to replace the rather tired (and anemic) stock pickups in an old Charvel Fusion Deluxe. I bought the guitar new in 1990 and after playing it for a few years,...Read complete review

I was looking to replace the rather tired (and anemic) stock pickups in an old Charvel Fusion Deluxe. I bought the guitar new in 1990 and after playing it for a few years, I set it aside as my interest drifted to other guitars in my stable. I pulled it out after ignoring it for years and decided to try and breath new life into it. The guitar had two slanted slots sitting side by side in the bridge position...with two single coils...basically where a humbucker would be normally. It's an odd configuration that is rather uncommon, even with Charvels. I thought about having the slot routed for a humbucker, but then I came across the JB Junior. I bought two, one black and one white and mounted them. The results were astounding. This guitar SCREAMS now. Sparkling highs and thundering crunch. I have them tapped in separately (like the stock pickups) but when they're both "on", it's almost like having dual humbuckers in the bridge position. I'd recommend this pickup to anyone considering it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Muddy

I enjoy Seymour Duncan products but I thought the JB Junior was a muddy humbucker. It tended to lack tone with no clarity in the midrange. I was disappointed.

I enjoy Seymour Duncan products but I thought the JB Junior was a muddy humbucker. It tended to lack tone with no clarity in the midrange. I was disappointed.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Guitar74

from Conyers, Ga

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Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

it is a great, well rounded pickup that cleans up nicely, but will growl, squeal, scream, and shred with the gain cranked. One word of caution: Just like with the Pearly Gates, if your right/left hand technique, and synchronization aren't up to task, this pickup will let you know with a quickness. It is VERY articulate, even in high gain situations.
Dropped it in the bridge position of one of my many strats and viola, I now have the versatile guitar I wanted. This pickup is very close in tone and output to the JB I have in one of my Jacksons, and is hotter than the Pearly Gates in my Big Apple Strat. The tone is similar with just a little more upper mid than the PG, but is every bit as articulate. just used it to record some Dropped D rhythm tracks and can say that this picjup does NOT mush up! Cleans up pretty nice too. If you like to do pinch harmonics, tapped harmonics, or my fave, Touching the side of your picking hand ring finger as you pick a note (you get some WILD squeals), this is THE pickup.
It's a Syemour. Need I say more?
Seymours are a little more expensive than Dimarzios, but after using both brands, I find them to be superior.

(2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Muddy

By Caig

from Monroe, LA

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Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

I enjoy Seymour Duncan products but I thought the JB Junior was a muddy humbucker. It tended to lack tone with no clarity in the midrange. I was disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Money well spent!!

By nhunter333

from Live Oak FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Everything
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

    Sounds so close to the full sized JB, that nobody but me can tell.....And you don't have to butcher your Strat! I used my Strat for a country / blues style band, and never used that twangy bridge pu anyway. Now i'm in a rock/metal band and needed a second guitar for alternate tunings. After waiting way too long I decided to try the JB Jr out in my Strat. It compliments my Jackson Dinky with the big JB quite well. The trained ear can still hear the "Strat", but, this thing rocks out nice. I'm thinking about putting one in the neck position too.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    They Scream!

    By Ironhyde

    from Reno Nevada

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Great On Crunch
    • Improves Sound
    • Powerful
    • Sparkling Clears

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Oem Replacement
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

      I was looking to replace the rather tired (and anemic) stock pickups in an old Charvel Fusion Deluxe. I bought the guitar new in 1990 and after playing it for a few years, I set it aside as my interest drifted to other guitars in my stable. I pulled it out after ignoring it for years and decided to try and breath new life into it. The guitar had two slanted slots sitting side by side in the bridge position...with two single coils...basically where a humbucker would be normally. It's an odd configuration that is rather uncommon, even with Charvels. I thought about having the slot routed for a humbucker, but then I came across the JB Junior. I bought two, one black and one white and mounted them. The results were astounding. This guitar SCREAMS now. Sparkling highs and thundering crunch. I have them tapped in separately (like the stock pickups) but when they're both "on", it's almost like having dual humbuckers in the bridge position. I'd recommend this pickup to anyone considering it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible!!!

      By jazzthezombie

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

          This pickup sounds amazing!!
          Upgraded both the neck and bridge pickups on my MIM Stratocaster to a set of JB Jr's...

          Others have said that these pickups are overly trebly and that is simply not the case..
          Seymour Duncan recommends switching your tone caps from the stock .022uf to .047uf which will tame the highs quite nicely..

          I went with no-load pots to allow me to take the tone circuit out of the mix if I so want, and I still find that they sound incredible..

          You can't go wrong with a Seymour Duncan product..

          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          More like noisless single coil

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

          This is prety much a noisless single coil. It's hot like a humbucker but doesnt give the metal fatness sound. It has good output and palm muting but its overpriced. It sounds awsome on clean channel though. I don't recommend for bridge it would be better in neck or middle. Also for those trying to upgrade a squire get a full sized humbucker and get a shop to cut out the pickguard. squires are already cut out for humbuckers. I found that out when I had already bought it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JB Jr. great pickup

          By Vern-m4Emb

          from Belle Plaine, MN

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          Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

          I love this pickup, use it in the bridge of my american std strat. I have it coil-tapped with a pull pot on my volume knob. Sounds similar to a 498T but not so nasally. Cleans up nice when you back down your volume knob, that may because of the value of the volume pot anyways highly recommend it for any hard rock application.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          3 YEARS STRONG

          By Rebelyell009

          from Motor City

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          Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

          I bought this 3 years ago and stuck it in my old Martin Stinger ST2. I was amazed how clear it sounded on clean and dirty channels , but the output was lower than I expected. So I played on. A month ago my Martin finally died and wasnt worth rewiring , plus , it weighs a 100 pounds because of the plywood body. I took out my pups and wired them into a Silvertone project that had some new 500k pots installed 6 months before. To my amazement , the output that was missing had shown up!!! This pup is strong through true 500k pots . I dont use heavy distorion , just clip off the top with a classic DOD 250 O/D pedal. Its works great with that. Man what a difference. Just keeps gettin' better ! P.S. Forget the hype. This pick up does exactly what it is designed to do. No more/No less... Try one

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          MF send me the wrong style JB Jr.

          By Don't give a damn.

          from Alabama

          Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

          I know the JB and the JB Junior to be pretty well-built, with a nice tone and decent output. My gripe is that MF sent me the wrong style. The JB Jr. shown on the website is an "old rails" style (which is what I need), but MF sent me the "new rails" style which is NOT shown on the website. The "new rails" version is completely molded within a plastic casing and will only mount properly in a Strat-configuration guitar. The "old rails" p'up style can be mounted in just about any guitar. It's a good product -- I'm just pissed that they sent something totally different than what the website shows.

           
          5.0

          Powerful JBjr.

          By Pat

          from Auburn, NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

              excellent powerful and full of sweet sustain. cant beat duncan pickups.

               
              5.0

              Worked Great - Easy to install

              By Takers2512

              from Ladonia, Texas

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              Pros

              • Awesome Product
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I had no problem installing the new pickup coil. Basic soldering skills are all thats needed. The instructions were easy to follow and I was finished in no time at all. The quality of the sound was improved and I am very pleased with the result. I would recommend the upgrade to anyone.

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow....... just wow

                  By guitarfreak23

                  from Bethesda, MD

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                  Pros

                  • Hot
                  • Humbucker
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • School bands

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  So, I needed a good pickup in the bridge position of my strat and after thinking about routing out my bridge pickup..... I stopped and decided to pick this baby up.... This adds a nice warm tone to the guitar and is very hot....... ever since putting this pickup in my guitar, I cant put it down. It is very beefy just the way I love it.... If you are into punk, rock, hard rock, metal, and even jazz this pickup can do it all. I put in my mim surf green strat it works so well

                   
                  4.0

                  yeah

                  By tough cookie

                  from columbia, SC

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I have benn working on an old knock-off strat for a while now. Ive replaced almost everything on it, the neck, pick guard, and pups. I decided to try this out in the bridge position and it sounds great, although at times it can be slightly treble heavy. Along with some Duncan Strat Replacement pups it can get some great tones. I recomend them, but you may have to tweak your amp to get it to preform its best.

                   
                  5.0

                  AMAZING.

                  By The Big Smuz

                  from ON Canada

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  This pickup is amazing. I put it into my Fender Strat, and I hardly ever use the other two pickups anymore (they're stocks, anyway.) Amazing pickup. I recommend any Seymour Duncan pickup highly.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good for strat sound

                  By Nodie

                  from Denver

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I put this in my Squire a few years ago. Sure it doesn't make as much noise as the original which was horrible. I was trying to get something to make my guitar have a heavier sound but it just didn't cut it. It sounds like a single coil. If you want heavy sound do what I did and get an ibanez, schecter or esp with emg's in it. if you want a good strat sound buy this.

                   
                  5.0

                  Woke up my Strat nicely

                  By Matt K.-_7igZ

                  from North Brunswick, NJ

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I installed one of these as the bridge pickup on my Strat and was absolutely amazed. It sounds almost exactly like a regular JB - hot with plenty of harmonics. It also works excellently with a coil splitting switch, giving a single-coil tone that is slightly less twangy than stock. This pickup, plus two Duncan Alnico single coils at the neck and middle positions, gives me just about every guitar tone I need.

                   
                  5.0

                  Resurrect an old axe

                  By JT

                  from Miami Springs, Florida

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I put a JB Jr. in the bridge of my Hamer USA dual cut about 5 or 6 years ago and it improved the sound tremendously. But recently my slide guitar suffered an accident and I needed to press my Hamer into service. I added another pair of JB Jr's and what a difference that made, so now there are 3 JB Jr's on this axe and it sounds incredible through my Marshall Mode Four full stack. The middle position screams. Clean or crunch mode is outrageous. Great for slide guitarists.

                   
                  5.0

                  Drop this in your Strat and be amazed!

                  By k_k

                  from Claremont, CA

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  Had an American Standard for years, got it for the Jimi H. / Clapton / SRV tone. Used it to play heavier music as well along the lines of Pumpkins / Soundgarden / misc. punk music. That's where the guitar really began to suck. Until I bought this pickup... I dropped one in the bridge position and it was like a whole new world. Suddenly everything I played sounded BAD ASS. It's gotten to the point that I never even use the other two pick-ups! I just bought a neck position Hot Rail to compliment the awesome sound of my bridge JB Jr. Makes any Strat sound heavier but not muddier. Rhythm and leads both sound clearer and brighter. There's no beating it!

                   
                  5.0

                  My guitar sounds awesome now with the JB JR

                  By Randy-EOtSs

                  from Tooele, Utah

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I went to String Masters to get new pickups put in my Fender Fat strat. Little 59 in the neck, JB Jr. in the middle and Screamon Demon in the bridge. My guitar sounds so awesmoe now. The JB Jr increases the volume output, great harmonics and a crisp high end. Get it and you'll never look back.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Shred or Blues

                  By Blguitar

                  from Waterloo, IA

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup:

                  I have a Kramer Pacer 1983 old style strat. I took out the original pickup and replaced it with the JB jr. what a change, I thought my guitar sounded amazing, And all this sound from a single coil. From metal to whatever sound your looking for it's here.

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