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Alan
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Which Pickup

Postby Alan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:20 pm

So I'm ordering an LB70 any day now. I have everything decided except the pickups. Can someone tell me the difference between the J99A single coil pickup and the H50A stacked humbucker. Is one better then the other?

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Re: Which Pickup

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:41 pm

Alan wrote:So I'm ordering an LB70 any day now. I have everything decided except the pickups. Can someone tell me the difference between the J99A single coil pickup and the H50A stacked humbucker. Is one better then the other?


This is essentially impossible to answer in an absolute sense. All we can do is list their differing characteristics, and you decide what is "better" based on your preferences.

J99A
I have two on my walnut fretless LB and they are quiet when panned to equal output levels
They have a fantastic output level IMO
They are clear, distinct, cut through, and are crisp across the tone register
You get some characteristic single coil hum when not equal in your pan, or soloing a pickup
I play rock oriented stuff with them all the time, and they lack no growl IMO

Your mileage may vary.

Also, I don't have H50A's on a bass. We'll need input from someone else on their characteristics.

In the meanwhile you can check out the K/C pickup comparison chart on the website - if they still have that up.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
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Re: Which Pickup

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Their chart is still up. Here you go.

https://www.kieselguitars.com/pickups/
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: Which Pickup

Postby Alan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks Gumby. Can always count on you to answer my questions. Thanks man.


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