Resistance [R] specs as a means of pickup comparison


“What are the resistance specs of your pickup”?
The question is routinely asked as a way to compare pickups of different manufacturers before making a purchase decision. Publishing the spec on our website would be an easy way to convey that information, but it would also be misleading, because resistance alone […]

Installation and Height Adjustment Procedures


Do not use a power screwdriver or drill. USE HAND TOOLS ONLY! NEVER use excessive force when tightening the installation/height adjustment screws. STOP WHEN SCREWS ARE SLIGHTLY SNUG! NEVER torque or adjust the screws all the way on […]

Create a Virtual Pickup using Series Parallel Wirings

Click on the link below entitled Series Parallel Blog,  to read  how to create a “Virtual Pickup” using a low cost modification employing the concept of Series/Parallel wiring.   It is a rather long discussion and we hope that you will find it beneficial.  You may need to first click on …More to expose […]

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Does my pickup need to be rewound?

”My pickup reads “open”. Can I get it rewound?”
The answer to this question is a resounding….”it depends”. This is not the answer you may have expected. But, the good news is that the pickup may still be viable and does not need a rewind, even though it measured “open”.

Rewinding a hand crafted JBE pickup can […]

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 the Modern T-Bridge for Modern Country, Rock and Jazz styles.   […]

JBE Pickups Announces HB Mini Hums

Date:  June 12, 2014
Contact:  Frank T – President JBE Pickups™

JBE Pickups™ is pleased to announce the addition of the HB Mini™ to its line of dual blade humbucker pickups.

The HB Mini is a single mode small footprint humbucker pickup that fits readily into instruments with traditional mini-humbucker pickup routes; including Les Pauls™, SGs™ and other guitar models that […]

R300 Pickups for Rickenbacker® Guitars

Looking for replacement pickups for you Ric™  guitar ?  If so, you need to checkout our new R300™ pickups.

Although not yet officially announced, the R300s are among the latest additions in the R-Series of JBE Pickups designed to fit Rickenbacker® guitars and basses.   Like all JBE pickups, the R300s are hum-canceling designs that not only improves […]

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 referred to as the ashtray bridge plate, it is likely to be the Vintage […]

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 […]

JBE Family Reunion

Just like in real-life it can be difficult to get family members together, then ask them to gather for a photo-shoot? Like you, we seldom get a chance to see all of the JBE Family of Pickups together and it represents a proud moment for us as we realize all the care and effort […]

New JBE Pickups Product Boxes

Since its inception, JBE Pickups has used the same custom parchment paper boxes as it’s predecessor, Joe Barden Pickups Inc. As part of revisiting and carefully rebranding our name, we determined new product boxes should follow suite as well.

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