JBE Soapbar Question

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 is basically some sort of a...

JBE on Series/Parallel 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...

Why We Resist ‘Resistance’

Not surprisingly, we often get questions about the specs of our pickups. Most of the time the questions are about the resistance [R] of the pickup because musicians want to understand how the pickup ‘sounds’ or to determine if a JBE pickup will mate with another brand...

Wiring Tip: Using an S1 switch with JBE pickups

Can I use a Fender S1 switch with JBE pickups? YES! Definitely. But you need to know a bit about the switch and how it works. The S1 is a 4- pole/double throw switch that Fender ships on select models of Teles and Strats. The switch is proprietary to Fender and may...

Which Tele Bridgeplate do I need?

There are two Joe Barden Tele Bridgeplate and Saddle kit models available: American Standard Vintage Style In general, if your guitar currently has a flat, 6-saddle bridgeplate, the correct replacement would be an American Standard model. If you have what is commonly...

Modern or Gatton T-Bridge – Which JBE Pickup Should I Buy?

As you can imagine we get this question a lot. The answer really depends on the style of music you generally play and what you want from your Tele. General Guidelines As a general guideline, select the Gatton T-Bridge for Rock-a-Billy and Classic Country styles and...