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Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup  Black Creme

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The F-Space TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup has a completely balanced coil configuration that produces great harmonics and a high output with just the right b...Read More

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The F-Space TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup has a completely balanced coil configuration that produces great harmonics and a high output with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. You get the best of both worlds: from sweet warm tones to raw rock 'n' roll. Recommended for bridge position. 4-conductor Trembucker spacing.

Serious humbuckin' tone!


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Seymour DuncanTB-4 JB Reverse Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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4.0

New life to old guitar

By Nanook

from Charleston Wv

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

      Bought this pick up to replace the stock pickup on my 80's model Charvel. Brought an old friend back to life. Guitar sounds fuller and has lots more sustain. very happy with results.

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      5.0

      Very Good Choice with 250k pots

      By RCF TEXAS 2015

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Good Trem Pole Alignment
      • Great Sustain
      • Keep 250k Fender Pots
      • Thick 'bucker Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Heavier Music
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

        Very good pickup that I like even better when using the 250k stock pots on my 2014 Fender American Standard Strat

        This has Trembucker spacing so the poles line up perfect on a Fender Stratocaster. Makes the bridge position much more useful in higher gain settings and for a great lead tone. Very balanced with a strong mid presence. Using with 250k pots really tames the highs on this pickup where I have had Charvels with 500k pots and it is a bit harsh on the upper frequencies. 250k Pots are PERFECT with this pickup!

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        5.0

        output to the max!

        By Jake Rocker

        from San Francisco, Ca

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

        This humbucker is fantastic! Put it in a Mexican Strat. Huge, charging tone. Holds up well and defined in the low end, and has good midrange. Lots of sustain and nice harmonics. Great improvement!

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        5.0

        Just wow...

        By Pasquale'

        from Texarkana, TX

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        Pros

        • Cuts Through The Mix
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blues
          • Clubs
          • Concerts
          • Country
          • Jazz
          • Practicing
          • Rock

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          I installed this "hotrodded humbucker" set (TB-4, SH-2n) in an Ibanez s420 w 500k volume pot. This combination is incredible. Presently, I'm rolling off some highs with the tone pot - may eventually go for 250k volume pot.
          I play a wide variety of styles including blues, rock, country, alternative - and this set will handle all of it with ease. Heated up or cooled down, they don't fail - tone for days.
          Splitting the coils gives a considerably weaker output, but that's to be expected, given that these are not high-output pups. I compensate for it by designating single coil channels in my floorboard fx unit.
          The JB is rich in mids; not for everyone, but it cuts through the mix, and the harmonics are to die for! Bottom end is not as well-defined as I'd like, but that may be the amp I'm using.
          The Jazz is the fullest, prettiest sounding neck pickup I've ever played - and as I said, sparkling clean or fired up and soaring.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Pickup

          By GD_NC

          from NC

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          I put a TB-4 coupled with a SD Jazz in my Epi LP a few weeks ago and just I'm blown away. This is a great pickup combo. If you play through a tube amp you will be amazed a the variety of tones you can get from this setup. The JB drives the amp so well I've traded my distortion pedal for the volume knob on my guitar and now just use it for a lead boost. The Epi sounds so good my Gibson LP Custom with '57 Classics has been sitting in the case lately. One note for Epiphone LP owners - Measure your bridge pickup spacing before you buy. I had to exchange the SH-4 for the TB-4 to get the strings to line up over the pole pieces correctly. It appears some Epiphones are standard Gibson LP spaced(SH-4 = 48-49mm) and others are wider (TB-4 = 51-52mm).

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          5.0

          Amazing pickup

          By Dan-vx_CL

          from Eau Claire, WI

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          Just got my guitar back today, and let me tell ya... this pickup was everything I needed. The sound is amazing along with the clarity. I extremely recommend this pickup.

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          5.0

          Great sound! Awesome sustain and distortion

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          I just got my gtar back with a TB-4 JB installed on the bridge. When I got home and tried it I couldn't believe how amazing the sound it had. It has the crunchy sound that I wanted. I was so satisfaied. The harmonic is insane and the sustain is brilliant. Great for playing rhythm and lead. I highly recommend this baby! If you are into Avenged Sevenfold and all the other bands that sound like them, this is the pik up that you definately need.

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          5.0

          Once again, simply awesome

          By NeoSadist-BTzsY

          from Florida Panhandle

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          I bought this on a suggestion from a friend who's "in the business": modded my Ibanez RX240 (crappy model, I know) with dual STK-S4 Classic Stack Plus and TB-4 (white) JB. I am yet again impressed! The JB sounds just awesome for anything on the harder side, even all the way into metal. One hint: leave the pole piece screws where they are set from factory. I made the mistake of screwing them down on my ESP (hot rodded combo). This sounds much better left alone. It sounds great split too (first time hearing it this way): quacks enough that it sounds like a single coil, yet with the same great harmonics and tone. Teamed with the classic stack plus's in split coil mode, it allows this combo to sound almost dead-on "Hot Strat".

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's REVERSE ZEBRA

          By NeoSadist-BTzsY

          from Florida Panhandle

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          I love the JB pickup. I have one in the bridge of both my guitars. However, this one is REVERSE ZEBRA, not just "reverse". There's really no difference between this and a normal humbucker in the sense of polarity. I love the JB. It sounds great for Metal (i.e. Megadeth), Rock, etc, as well as clean. It's also wound a tad hot, which is great for switching over to it during solos. Seymour Duncan distinguishes the TB-4 from the SH-4 in the sense that the SH-4 is for non-tremolo guitars and the TB-4 is for tremolo guitars. There's a slight difference, but it's worth making sure you get the right one.

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          5.0

          seymour duncan TB-4

          By wardog-CrXt2

          from San Diego

          Comments about Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Reverse Pickup:

          if you have a tremolo bridge thats 2 and 3/16 wide this is the perfect pick-up. both hi E and low E line up with the magnet pole pieces. this pick-up has an incredible low end,warm mids,high's are not irritating just right. I recommend it on a alder body and maple fretboard. it also produces a warm lead tone. works well with my classic 50(peavey). should be a standard for a guitarist that really gigs for a living,and plays with many different bands day in and day out.

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