The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Guitars for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Jackson Soloist Pickups
Old 31st January 2013
  #1
Lives for gear
 

Thread Starter
Jackson Soloist Pickups

I have a Jackson Soloist. I think it's a 1984. Serial number is j 1359. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the bridge pickups in it. It's the double coil. What were they installing back then ? How hot are they and has anyone ever replaced them and what improvements did you notice if so?

Thankz
Old 31st January 2013
  #2
Lives for gear
Are these the active Jackson humbuckers? I have a set of Jackson Humbuckers in my old Charvel, circa 1991. Of course, a lot of guys don’t like active pups, but they don’t bother me at all….just got to know how to dial them in, and that’s a little different than with passive pups……they sound good IMO…..In general I think Jackson makes good pups, and unless you just have something specific in mind (i.e., you know exactly what tone you’re going for), I wouldn’t worry about switching the pickups at this juncture.

Sorry I don’t have any more specific information to give you.

Chris
Old 1st February 2013
  #3
Lives for gear
 

Thread Starter
Thanks. No they are passives. I am probably just bored and looking for a change. These pickups are pretty good. I switched out the fronts before and I noticed an improvement but the double coil is a decent pickup.

I was thinking about putting in Evolution cause I kinda like that Vai sound which is partially due to the nature of those pickups it seems.
Old 1st February 2013
  #4
Lives for gear
 
TurboJets's Avatar
You might enjoy a Bill Lawrence L-500 at the bridge to replace the Duncan.

Another pickup from that era that was hot were the pickups in the Matsumoku factory guitars ('78-'80) if you can find part-guitars on the cheap with the original pups still in them. Or if you can find pups pulled from those guitars - Vantage, Westone, Epiphone, etc.

Gibson's 498T is a good replacement, very hot output.

If you like the sound of ceramics over alnico V then consider Gibson's Dirty Fingers pickup.
Topic:
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
Crowyote / Gearslutz Secondhand Gear Classifieds
3
dfarness / Geekslutz forum
1
Y-Studios / So much gear, so little time!
77
mattyd / Low End Theory
2

Forum Jump