A SMALL SAMPLING of artists upgrading to JBE pickups and hardware


Nicknamed the "Humbler," Danny was regarded by many as one of the finest guitarists ever. He was instrumental in the development of his signature Tele set, which is subsequently the basis for the entire line of JBE products.

As Danny himself put it they are " the best pickups on the planet"

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What more can we say but ....thank you Bruce.

Blues artist Jimmy Thackery

If you're a fan of Counting Crows, and who isn't, chances are you know Dan Vickrey and have heard him with his JBE-equipped Baja Tele.

Dan joins us as a JBE Pickups artist using a set of Gatton T-Styles for his Baja. Dan says the tone and performance of JBE pickups bring his Baja alive...and who is not to love the fact that there is no noise.

Checkout Dan and Counting Crows at

Dan Vickery of Counting Crows and his Baja Tele

Blues artist Jimmy Thackery

Our friend Jimmy is one of the few blues guitarists who learned first hand from the masters of the blues, not off a blues record or DVD. Jimmy is often known as the co-founder of the Nighthawks to the time he ended with them in 1987. Since then, Jimmy has been on the road as a solo musician doing nearly 300 shows a year proving each night that he is still the guitar powerhouse in the blues.

Ben Kenney Incubus

Ben is best known as the bassist for Incubus. But he is a also a remarkable guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, drummer as well as bassist and solo artist in his own right

His tone is shaped by JBE J-Style Bass pickups in his favorite Lakland basses. Check out Ben with Incubus and hear how the pristine tones of our JBE J-Styles help Ben stand out in the mix and shape the Incubus sound.

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JBE is pleased that Carolyn Wonderland has agreed to join us a JBE Pickups Contributing Artist. Carolyn is a remarkable blues artist whose dynamic performances make you immediately harken back to the syles of Bonnie Raitt, Janice Joplin, and several of the great blues guitarists of our day. Carolyn has been using JBE Gatton T-Styles in her favorite Teles.


The only way we can really describe Awesome John (Gunduz) is with the word AWESOME.

When AJ visited the JBE booth at NAMM 2013 and started to play our demo guitars, he immediately drew a crowd! He is not only a wonderful and exciting guitarist but a great showman as well. Check out some of John's many YouTube videos.

On June 25, 2016 we lost AJ. Rest in peace, brother.


After 10 years honing his craft on tour with Tom T. Hall and moonlighting for the likes of Johnny Rodriquez, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jerry Reed, Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner, Wayne met a young cook in the kitchen of the legendary Nashville Palace. His name was Randy Travis. Travis was making ends meet while on the verge of stardom, but he needed a lead guitar. Wayne obliged, and he's been playing with Travis ever since. It's taken him around the world, to the Grand Ole Opry many times over, and allowed him a steady living doing what he loves.

As for his nickname? He was so young and innocent when he rode into Nashville that Tom T. Hall teasingly called him "Little Darlin'." That's right-L.D.-and it stuck.

Rick plays a JBE Modern T-Set.


Washington, D.C.'s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn't be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. The guitarist, composer and loops magician is a quiet but ubiquitous force on stages around his hometown. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, Pirog has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition. Anthony was the first artist to use our JM Two/Tones and for which he helped us to ensure the new product met the needs of Jazzmaster players in general.

Then 34-year-old guitarist is celebrating the release of his debut solo album, "Palo Colorado Dream,"


Vinny is a Virginia-based JBE Pickups Contributing Artist. You may recognize him as the face of several of our product videos. Vinny is an accomplished musician, teacher and instructional writer whose talents range from Blues, to Jazz, to Pop and Rock. Vinny is show here playing his Lengardo Milano guitar equipped with three flexible JBE pickups in an HSH configuration.


Ya did us proud !!!

Laith can if often found playing 5 nights a week....a determination that has led recent opening slots for artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Leon Russell, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter, Hubert Sumlin, Olu Dara, Ten Years After, Mountain, The Yardbirds and - most notably- BB King at the House of Blues in Chicago (June 8th, 2006).

Click on his pic for a video.


Chris is the bassist for the popular UK group THUNDER. Chris recently upgraded his Ric 4003 bass with a set of JBE R4000 bass pickups. In a recent feature article, he told Bass Guitar Magazine (Feb 2016), "The JBE (R4000s) are the closest you can get to the Ricky sound while still being noiseless. As far as I can tell they sound the same as the originals."

With a set of R4000s not only do you get noise-free performance and expanded tone palate, but you do so without sacrificing the classic Ric vibe. And, unlike other aftermarket pickups, the R4000s just look so damned good in your Ric.

Chris Thunder-struck with his R4000s.