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This is a new page in which we solicit your reviews on our products. It replaces the many comments we get by email and makes them available to everyone. Hopefully, sharing your thoughts will help others in their quest for tone. Let us know what you think. Be sure to select a Rating that is indicated by the number of Stars ranging from 1 to 5 that you wish to assign to your review.

There may be a few glitches as we implement this new website feature so bear with us for a bit…..Thanks, Frank T. President, JBE Pickups®

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by Rory on JBE Pickups
Wow! Just Wow!
Product Name: Gatton T-Set

I put a set of Gatton style JBEs in my G&L ASAT and I swear, I fell in love with my guitar all over again. The stock pickups for the G&L are really great, don't get me wrong, but I always felt they were lacking.Once I installed the JBEs, there was a brief moment when I thought that it was possible I received a defective set-- the amp that had previously hummed with my G&L plugged in made no noise now. That is, of course, until I strummed out a chord.I truly think "blown away" is the only appropriate term to describe the first time hearing these pickups in person. There's gotta be a lethal level of audio fidelity. If there was, these pickups would be outlawed.I paired them with a matching JBE 3-saddle bridge. The scoop on the sidewall really shows a level of obvious forethought. A design choice made to accommodate us finger-pickers is always a welcome sight. With a little bit of re-jiggering, I found the scoop also makes volume swells a heck of a lot easier too. I swapped the orientation of the control plate on my G&L around (usually selector, volume, tone; to volume, tone, selector) and the scoop lines up perfectly with the volume knob. I couldn't have been happier.I've been listening to Danny Gatton play all my life, (my dad used to play Unfinished Business to me as a baby) yet never really dug too deep into his gear. I'm glad I did, otherwise I'd have never known the true secrets to unlocking "the tone".If you guys are ever hiring, let me know! Haha--Rory • Electronics Technician

by Vimmi K on JBE Pickups
Ten years after...
Product Name: Gatton Tele pickups

Thought I'd leave a review after ten years of using these.Great pickups, hard to imagine anything better. I got the Modern T bridge p/u about 5 years ago, much happier with it than the original. The neck p/u is just beautiful.They respond so well to tweaking the tone pot, never turning muddy.Some people say they're pricey, I think they're a total bargain for what you get.

by Bill B on JBE Pickups
Another Ric bass gets JBE pickups
Product Name: R4000

Awesome, my Jbe Pickups R4000 pickups arrived today for '#13'(my black Rickenbacker Jetglo).I like the pickups so much in my Rickenbacker Mapleglo I wanted a matching set for the other.A fun project for the weekend!

by John Good on JBE Pickups
Amazing upgrade to my Ric bass
Product Name: R4000

Frank -Seriously. These pickups are utterly remarkable. Fantastic. AMAZING. They totally transformed the playability of my Ric.I used to play a Red Barchetta. Now I play a Lamborghini Testarossa.I can't thank you enough. Thank you , Thank You, THANK YOU!

John came in to JBE today for a surprise visit while in town. He remarked that he is still thrilled by the change in his Rick 4003 bass since he purchased the R4000 pickups as one of our first customers for them back in 2011.
They continue to grow in popularity among Ric bass players, primarily thru social media alone.
Frank

by Michael Greenberg on JBE Pickups
Ric bass Cuts thru the Mix

Well, it happened again!I had another gig last night, and the other guitarist in the band said that I really sound much better lately, and that I’m cutting thru the mix much better.And then the drummer said that I’ve never sounded better and that the notes are CLEANER and have more CLARITY!Keep in mind I’ve told no one that I’ve modified the Rick.This just keeps getting better and better! Thanks so much!-Mike

by Butch Gmyr on JBE Pickups
Product Name: bridge humbucker

I have been trying different brands of pickups, and have been mostly disappointed in what i have spent a lot of money on, during this trial period, to find a pickup for my production guitars. I am still trying different ones, as there are many to select from. What i can tell you is that this JBE blade humbucker for the bridge position, is absolutely amazing; it delivers the tone and crunch that i have been looking for, and i just might call the search over. Two thumbs up and five stars for this pickup.

by Keith Shapiro on JBE Pickups
Product Name: Two Tone's, Single Coil, Soap Bars All of it

I can't pick up any guitar without JBE's in them and not immediately want to reach for my own. All my guitars have JBE's in them. Absolutely love them! Spectrum on tap with these bad boys!Frank has been super helpful at every purchase and every question I've ever had!

by Bryan Timmons on JBE Pickups
Brilliant

Pickups arrived, dropped them into one of my American Tele’s.

ABSOUTELY BLOODY BRILLIANT.

Boy did you get these just right.

I’ll be ordering another set soon.

Many thanks for all your help.
Bryan

Reposted by JBE from Oct 2014

by Ned Bolle on JBE Pickups
HB Two/Tone

I just finished putting the TT’s in my Telecaster Thinline re-issue (replacing the Fender Wide Range Humbuckers). To say I’m happy with the results is an understatement.

There is more output, but not at the expense of tone. There is much more dynamic range or “Punch”. In full HB mode, there is plenty of hi end (and yes, I used 250K pots).. In “tapped” mode, it’s almost like a different guitar. (I made a “before” recording. Once I make the “after” , I’ll send you the results, so you can hear what you already know!

Thanks for the assistance and the great product.

Regards,
Ned

Reposted by JBE from July 2012

by Rory on JBE Pickups
Wow! Just Wow!
Product Name: Gatton T-Set

I put a set of Gatton style JBEs in my G&L ASAT and I swear, I fell in love with my guitar all over...

by Vimmi K on JBE Pickups
Ten years after...
Product Name: Gatton Tele pickups

Thought I'd leave a review after ten years of using these.Great pickups, hard to imagine anything ...

by Bill B on JBE Pickups
Another Ric bass gets JBE pickups
Product Name: R4000

Awesome, my Jbe Pickups R4000 pickups arrived today for '#13'(my black Rickenbacker Jetglo).I like...

by John Good on JBE Pickups
Amazing upgrade to my Ric bass
Product Name: R4000

Frank -Seriously. These pickups are utterly remarkable. Fantastic. AMAZING. They totally transformed...

John came in to JBE today for a surprise visit while in town. He remarked that he is still thrilled by the change in his Rick 4003 bass since he purchased the R4000 pickups as one of our first customers for them back in 2011.
They continue to grow in popularity among Ric bass players, primarily thru social media alone.
Frank

by Michael Greenberg on JBE Pickups
Ric bass Cuts thru the Mix

Well, it happened again!I had another gig last night, and the other guitarist in the band said that...