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Tone Chart Thread

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by thegreathairy, Aug 19, 2007.


  1. thegreathairy

    thegreathairy

    Apr 11, 2005
    i found a 'tone chart' on the seymour duncan website and fort i'd start a thread for ppl to refer to when they are finking of replacing pickups.

    write ur own review including these things:-

    1. Name of Brand (e.g. Seymour Duncan)
    2. Model Name (e.g. SPB-3 Quarter Pound)
    3. Type of Pickup (e.g. Split P)
    4. Tone Treble (out of 10)
    5. Tone Mids (out of 10)
    6. Tone Bass (out of 10)
    7. Style of music best suited to (e.g. Rock)
    8. Price
     
  2. markdavid

    markdavid

    Jun 29, 2007
    Seymour Duncan SJB-3 and SPB-3 P & J Set (sold as two separate pickups but designed to work together)

    1. Name of Brand: Seymour Duncan
    2. Model Name: SJB- 3 Quarter Pound for Jazz Bass - Bridge position
    3. Type of Pickup: Single coil
    4. Tone Treble: 9
    5. Tone Mids: 5
    6. Tone Bass: 7
    7. Style of music best suited to: Rock / Metal
    8. Price: Around 50 pounds uk

    1. Name of Brand: Seymour Duncan
    2. Model Name: SPB- 3 Quarter Pound for Precision Bass
    3. Type of Pickup: Humbucker
    4. Tone Treble: 8
    5. Tone Mids: 4
    6. Tone Bass: 8
    7. Style of music best suited to: Rock / Metal
    8. Price: Around 50 pounds uk

    I have reviewed these pickups together as they are designed to work as a set.
    The SPB-3 is Fat and punchy sounding with quite a lot of detailed treble for a P Bass pick up which helps cut through, Mids are a little scooped sounding and bass is big and warm.

    The SJB-3 is a little more reserved with the low end , however the treble is stronger than the SPB-3 and there is a little more upper mid range and a more cutting treble response .

    Used together with both pickups on full there seems to be a boost in the treble and bass and the mids sound a little thinner which makes for quite a good rock/metal sound and a good slap sound. Overall these are good pickups , the only negative aspect to them is that they may not be for everyone and are biased towards a rock tone , but overall good pickups
     

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