It's been over three decades since Seymour Duncan created the first production JB and Jazz Model™pickups. If you were to come across a set of those early production pickups, whether on eBay or in an old guitar, what would they look and sound like today?
That's always the question Seymour considers with Antiquity™ pickups—new pickups designed to look and sound like old ones, courtesy of a proprietary aging process. In the case of the JB and Jazz, though, Seymour has intimate knowledge from guitars in his own possession.
The Antiquity JB/Jazz Set represents the first of the 1970s-era pickups given the Antiquity treatment.
Sound: Rich harmonics, and a balance of sustain, distortion, and clarity, buffered by the mellowing effect of aged magnets and years of simulated sweat, dust, and oxidation.
For: Connoisseurs of the best of the historic Seymour Duncan sounds.
Instrument: Dual-humbucker guitars; Antiquity pickups especially enhance the well-loved appearance of old guitars.
Players: Seymour W. Duncan, hundreds of guitarists who own original production JB and Jazz Model pickups, and those who wish they did.
- Jazz 7.72k Ohms
- JB 16.4k Ohms
- Jazz 7 kHz
- JB 5.5 kHz
- Electronic and cosmetic aging
- Long Mounting Legs
- Single Conductor Wire
- Maple Spacer
- Butyrate Bobbins
- Custom De-Gaussed Rough Cast Alnico V Bar Magnets