Hi Everyone,

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 Jerry Altschul on JBE Pickups
Amazing pickups AND service
Product Name: Two/Tone HB

After years bonding with the Gatton pickups on a Tele, I decided to put together a Warmoth tele style, but using HB Two/Tones. I was hoping to get the classic tele sound and also the ability to get PAF sounds at the push of a switch. These pickups can do this with NO compromise. I’ve tried other coil splitting humbuckers and the split tones have always been less than satisfying. This being my first build, and being that each two/tone has 6 conductors I was pretty confused as a first timer. Let me say that Frank was amazing in walking me through this. He was patient and generous with his time and encouraged me through this project. I had many questions along the way and he took the time to reply very thoughtfully and specific to my build. I wanted to learn how to do this and was glad I didn’t get the “just bring it to a guitar tech” response. Also thanks to Frank. My knowledge is now deeper and I’ll be more self sufficient next time. Couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you!

by Terry L Perry on JBE Pickups
JBE vs Kinman
Product Name: Telecaster & Strat

I've tried most of the noiseless SC sized offerings out there and thought I finally found what I was looking for in the Kinmans. Rather than wait 3 weeks again on a set of Kinmans from the Philippines, and deal with all the online hassle of dealing with them (another story), I decided to go with JBE for my Tyler S-style. I'd already heard so much about them and appreciated the different design. Plus, I can get them here in the USA with ease. To my ears, these easily beat out any of the Kinman Strat offerings I've tried up to Kinman Big 9-O.

The JBE's are clean & glassy-clear, yet tight, punchy, ballsy, without being to dark or strident. Still very "Stratty" on the in between positions, plenty of bark and bite in the middle & bridge positions. ALL DEAD SILENT-NO HUM!!!!!!!

Goodbye Kinmans, hello JBE!

Accept no substitutes. These are the real deal!

by John Di Leo on JBE Pickups
Great Product, Superb Service
Product Name: Modern T Set

Absolutely loving the sound and feel of my Modern Tele Set! My installation was a little unusual, and after emailing Frank, he called me and walked me through what I needed to do. Above and beyond. I already knew how good they sound, and equally important, how good they feel and respond. I already had JBEs on another guitar. Highly, highly recommended.

by ron aull on JBE Pickups
j 5 string pickups
Product Name: fender jazz 5 string pickups

thanks for the great pickups and service, they sound great and no noise. ill buy more for my other basses!!!!!!!!

by Wayne on JBE Pickups
Best Pickups on The Planet!
Product Name: S-Deluxe Chunky

This is my 3rd JBE pickup purchase and couldn't be more pleased. For me, it's nothing but JBE pickups in my guitars. Nothing compares to their versatility in playing country, rockabilly, and rock. Their sound is OUSTANDING...... and QUIET!! When I purchase my Stratocaster a set of JBE's was definitely in order immediately.Have JBE Gatton's in my Telecaster, and Soap Bars in my Gibson Melody Maker.

by Little buddy on JBE Pickups
Strat set
Product Name: Strat set

Love your pick ups,have two teles made by Tim Kratz, named " Hazel" and " red mistress"both have the gattons just great! Last week I put a strat set on a -parts- strat, wow, great phase position, clarity and quiet. I've been using your pick ups for 22 years. Live and recording , I'm always happy with them, any song or situation, thanks

by Tom Warman on JBE Pickups
Great Service
Product Name: Pre-2005 T-Style Pickup Service

I had been having trouble with one of my pre-2005 T-style pickups, and had to send the bridge pickup to Frank T. to figure out why it kept cutting out. He not only repaired the pickup, he was a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Frank, for your great service!

by Wayne on JBE Pickups
One Happy Stratocaster
Product Name: S-Style Deluxe Chunky

Just finished installing my new S-Style Deluxe Chunky pickup set into my American Standard Stratocaster and took them for a test drive.All I can say is UNBELIEVABLE!! As with my Telecaster with it's JBE Gatton T Style pickups and my Melody Maker with it's JBE Soap Bar pickups, I was totally blown away. Wasn't sure at first if I was going to totally like going with the Chunky pickup at the bridge. Was afraid it might be to fat of a sound and I was going to loose all the highs, but I was extremely, extremely pleased. It does take down some of the real bright high end twang, which is what I was looking for, and gave me a little bit more lower tone punch. NICE!!I I use the Strat for more of the rock/hard rock our band plays rather than any of our country tunes. I let the my Telecaster handle the more country and rockabilly tunes we play.Really excited about bringing the Stratocaster to practice today and blowing everyone in the band away with it's incredible new JBE sound. Couldn't ask for a better set of pickups. For me it's nothing but JBE!And giant THANK YOU to Frank for his guidance in me installing my new S-Style Deluxe Chunky pickups. Much appreciated indeed. I commonly let our band's guitar tech handle any upgrades and setups, but wanted to tackle this job personally, and glad that I did. For those out there who are undertaking the installation of their new JBE's on their own, and have never installed pickups in their guitars(s) before, just follow the very well written and laid out instruction sheet provided with your JBE pickups. My only suggestion would be to install a new volume and tone pots, and a new 5 way switch rather than de-soldering and re-using the originals. It will save you a lot of aggravation in the long run.Again, thank you Frank for your assistance, and all at JBE, for making simply the best pickups out there.

by Joe Varin on JBE Pickups
R-4000 vs. stock Rickenbacker pickups
Product Name: R-4000 pickups

Hi Frank,I spoke with you and bought a R-4000 set a little over 15 months ago.I installed them on my 2015 - Rick 4003.At the time, I could only really compare before and after with a few hours in between. I knew they sounded better but could only go on memory.Well, I bought another new 4003 and can compare the pickups side by side.All I can say is that I'll be calling you for another set really soon.Your pickups absolutely destroy the stock pickups.More output, more clarity and definition.Thanks,Joe

by Ryan Welcher on JBE Pickups
Holy smokes!
Product Name: R-4000 style for Ric Basses

I’ve never been compelled to write a review for any piece of equipment that I’ve ever owned. I’ve always been able to try before buying and have a pretty good understanding of what I’m getting myself into. I took a leap of faith in getting these pups for my Ric because I didn’t want to lose my tone but the buzz was killing me live and when doing my last recording session. These things have blown me away. Not only can I get my same Ric tone, I can get a tone out of this bass that was buried deep inside of it that is flat out incredible. More punch, check. More body and adjustability of tone, check. Quiet as a sensory deprivation tank, check. Thank you for making such a wonderful product. I have other basses that will now get some JBE love.

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by Jerry Altschul on JBE Pickups
Amazing pickups AND service
Product Name: Two/Tone HB

After years bonding with the Gatton pickups on a Tele, I decided to put together a Warmoth tele style...

by Terry L Perry on JBE Pickups
JBE vs Kinman
Product Name: Telecaster & Strat

I've tried most of the noiseless SC sized offerings out there and thought I finally found what I was...

by John Di Leo on JBE Pickups
Great Product, Superb Service
Product Name: Modern T Set

Absolutely loving the sound and feel of my Modern Tele Set! My installation was a little unusual, and...

by ron aull on JBE Pickups
j 5 string pickups
Product Name: fender jazz 5 string pickups

thanks for the great pickups and service, they sound great and no noise. ill buy more for my other basses...

by Wayne on JBE Pickups
Best Pickups on The Planet!
Product Name: S-Deluxe Chunky

This is my 3rd JBE pickup purchase and couldn't be more pleased. For me, it's nothing but JBE pickups...