February 24th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Just got a Tele with Jackson J-100 neck, J-100RW mid, and J-120 bridge....I never knew that Jackson made such great pick ups. Hands down some of the best pick ups I've ever had the oppertunity to play. The bridge pick up smokes, and the mid and neck are awesome. Very clean and precise. Combined with a push/pull tone pot the tones these are capable of is really outstanding. Anyone else use Jackson's? I always thought that Jackson's were hot, dirty overdriven beasts. I'll have to try some distortion thru them.
January 19th, 2013, 05:19 PM
A six year old thread with no response, I'm glad to see not many people are on to these, killer vintage single coil tone. As good or better than the best Fender has to offer.
January 20th, 2013, 02:02 AM
I agree. Fender had been on the cutting edge in many ways at different periods since the 50's. Now is not one of those periods. They really got pickups right in the early 60's. They didn't top those models in design or consistency until they introduced the SCN's in 2006. Brands change ownership and personal over the years. Design specs and manufacturing methods are lost and compromised. The same was true with Jackson.
January 20th, 2013, 10:03 PM
I always thought that Jackson's were hot, dirty overdriven beasts.
I owned a lower end dinky with some Jackson pickups in it some time ago (I wanted a Floyd Rose equipped guitar, but that's a different story completely). The humbuckers that were in it sounded amazing. They were designed to be high output, but they were really good for most applications, even clean. I haven't tried any of there singles, but I know that Jackson is more than just high output sludge.