No, the stock humbuckers; I'm just wondering if Jag pickups would make it sound too similar to my Strats. I want to experiment with coil splits before I go changing anything else. I like it, it just runs a lot hotter than my other guitars. It feels great to play.So you have Strat pickups installed now?
No, the stock humbuckers; I'm just wondering if Jag pickups would make it sound too similar to my Strats. I want to experiment with coil splits before I go changing anything else. I like it, it just runs a lot hotter than my other guitars. It feels great to play.
One thing to note though...a whereas strat pickups have the ears on the side for mounting and only the coil pops up through the pickguard. Jaguar pickups are the same size as a strat pickup overall, but without the ears, so the entire thing comes up out of the guard. I don't know anything about duosonic pickups, but I'd wager they're mote like strat pickups. So you'd have to enlarge the pickguard to be able to use them. And maybe you already knew all of that.
Never tried it, you might be able to fit it in there without the cover, but the cover is shaped differently, and if you want the claw you'll likely have to enlarge the hole in the pickguard.
I’m trying to remember how, but I’ve put Jag pickups in Strat guard pickup openings, just can’t remember if the old style Jag cover fit.
I know a Jag bobbin/ coil fits in a Strat pickup cover though, just has the wires at the ends but the rest lines up.
I’m at work so I’d have to look at the pickup when I get home.
Overall there’s not really any tonal gain to making the swap.
Jags sound different but the pickups don’t really.
The claw has no obvious tone enhancing qualities, if you compare the actual same pickup with and without it, at the same height in the same guitar.
The fix I am in is that the current pickups are made similar to a P-90, and are not a typical Strat pickup. They are a little gnarlier. They aren't bad, I was just considering going to a traditional SC Mustang/DuoSonic style pickup (with a sweeter tone), then I thought, would a Jag be different? I have had Mustangs and certainly like their tone, but have never owned a Jag. What I usually do when I make a change is to buy a new pickguard and install all-new electronics. Then I just swap the pickguards if I want to change back. So I have 2 loaded pickguards lying on my pile of crap in my workroom.