Need a new humbucker set for my UV

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  1. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood SS.org Regular

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    That would be a Jazz, with an A2 magnet swap. A regular 6 string Jazz with an A2 is an Alnico II Pro.
     
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    LiveOVErdrive SS.org Regular

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    Ohhhhh. That's fantastic. That'll take care of the neck, and I'm sure a 59 with an A2 (or just a 59, really) will get me close enough to my desired bridge tone. Awesome and thank you.
     
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    care to share the link to the magnets? how do you do it? i have a spare pegasus lying around and i want to try this.
     
  4. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire baritone6/8 string hoarder

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    mojotone.com is where I bought mine. easiest thing to do is measure the bobbin/base of the pickup and find a pickup that fits it. Swapping is a joke, it's basically unravel the pickup tape/ unscrew a bobbin from the base plate (depends on how embedded in the wax the magnet is- sometimes you don't even need to remove the bobbin and can push the mag out). Swap in the new mag, screw the base back to the bobbin, tape it back up and use a hair dryer to re melt the wax. The sound will change over a day or so as the screws/slugs get remagnetized. Then the new sound should be present.
     
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    I've got a set of those in my PRS Singlecut, and they ARE nice pickups. Word of caution, though, a LP is going to sound a lot different than a UV, between the scale length, trem vs fixed bridge, body materials, etc, so they won't automatically get youthat exact same tone in your UV.

    That said - it may be worth dropping Seymour Duncan a line and asking if they could wind you a seven string version, or, barring that, what they recommend as the closest alternative in a seven.
     

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