This time we’re going to talk about coil splitting and how to modify your guitar so that you can split your SH-4 JB pickup.
For this post, we will be talking about a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB coil splitting, which is simply a humbucker modification. Two coils are usually used in a humbucker pickup, but a switch can be used to turn one of them off. Splitting the humbucker this way produces a drop in output volume, resulting in access to single coil tones. Single coil tones are typically brighter and more precise than the warm and smooth humbucker sound.
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In this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB humbucker pickup into your guitar.
In the Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB wiring that we’ll be doing, the pickup is installed using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire. The SH-4JB is a humbucker that uses balanced coil configuration to produce improved harmonics with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. It’s a high-output, versatile pickup that sounds very good in the Neck and Bridge positions.
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The Seymour Duncan JB Jr has a four-conductor lead wire for parallel and split wiring, so you can wire it to a pull switch to split it into a single coil.
The Seymour Duncan JB Jr has the tone of a humbucker in a single-coil-sized pickup. It features a twin coil design, making it an actual humbucker and not just a humbucker emulator. The JB Jr features a ceramic magnet for increased output and bright tone, and it has adjustable poles to help fine-tune the way the pickup reacts to your strings to get that tone you seek. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan JB Jr Pickup”