Wiring Tip: Using an S1 switch with JBE pickups

June 29th, 2011
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 not be […]

Why We Resist ‘Resistance’

November 2nd, 2011


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 pickup in their guitar.  It is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

What is the best height for JBE Pickups?

I get the question about optimum pickup height adjustment quite often and am happy to respond to all the new players who have discovered JBE pickups and the significant difference our pickups offer over other brands. So, forgive me for re-posting an earlier blog on the topic, albeit edited a bit.

The answer to the […]

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