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S-Deluxe HSS Set Review

Strat Pickups With No Hum And Lots Of Tone
As published on Music Radar.com and Guitar Techniques
http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/joe-barden-pickup-review-588874

Guitar Techniques November 27, 2013, 16:00 UTC

Want great singlecoil tones without the hum? We discover how well Joe Barden Engineering offers this ultimate sonic package.

What do Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Keith Richards and the late Danny Gatton all have in […]

S-Deluxe Chunky

What up with the New S-Deluxe Chunky?

Recently we released our new S-Deluxe Chunky bridge pickup.   Some of you wanted to know what the heck is a Chunky and how does it compare to our standard S-Deluxe bridge pickup.   Also, is JBE not getting politically incorrect with the name?

First, the name suggests where the Chunky fits into the Strat™ scheme of things.  […]

By |December 5th, 2013|S-Deluxe, Tone|0 Comments|

JBE on Series/Parallel Wiring

January 17th, 2012

 
JBE on Series and Parallel Pickup Wiring
Series and parallel pickup wiring is sometimes a bit confusing.  This is because we often use the terms “series and parallel” to refer to how pickups are wired together, as well as an optional wiring scheme for an individual pickup. However, the technical concepts of series and […]

By |December 5th, 2013|technical, Tone|0 Comments|

Soapbar (P90) User Review

January 24th, 2012

Here is a great user review of our Soapbar (P90) pickup set.  Check it out! 

Frank T
JBE Pickups
Joe Barden Engineering

Jan. 2012

Pete here….I recently installed a set of JBE Soapbars in a Les Paul and wanted to tell you about my very positive experience with them. I’ll try to keep it brief!

I have been […]

JBE Soapbar Question

March 30th, 2012

 

Here is a question posed by someone considering JBE Soapbar pickups:

Hello !
I have a little question … well, it is not about asking to reveal any technological secrets, but, here it is.
For instance, you have released a new pickup which adapts to guitars designed for “soapbar” type pickups. It looks like it […]

Coil-Tapping vs Coil-Splitting

May 31st, 2012
JBE on Coil Tapping vs. Coil Splitting
I often get questions about how we get single coil tone from our HB Two/Tone and how it compares to the old trick of coil-splitting a humbucker pickup to coax single coil tones from them.    The answer to this question lies partially in the differences between  “coil-tapping” (as […]

Please Don’t Call Them ‘Humbuckers’

July 12th, 2012
Please Don’t Call Them “Humbuckers”

JBE Pickups™ makes a line of guitar and bass pickups for both single coil as well as humbucker-equipped instruments.   While our line of pickups are currently all hum canceling they are not accurately all “Humbuckers”.

If you are already own a set of JBE pickups for your Strat™ or […]

J-Style Bass Pickups and Active Electronics

Do JBE J-Style Bass pickups work with on active Pre-amps/EQ?

Many bassists use active electronics on their J-Basses to get a variety of different tones that a flexible EQ can offer.  At the same time, some active electronics can flatten the tone of passive pickups as the signal traverses the circuit.   The answer to the […]