Great Versatile Pickup Combinationi
By: Nocturne from South Florida
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
How has it stood up over time?
I've only had them for a couple weeks, so I can't say for sure. However, I use Duncan's in alot of my other guitars, and those have always stood the test of time. If not Seymour Duncan has great customer service and tech support so I have no worries here.
Your general opinion of this product.
I got this set with nickel covers and put them in an ES-335. Really versatile pickup combination that gives me very thick warm tones from the neck for clean stuff. The bridge is just an all around good lead pickup for rock, blues, whatever. It has good clarity from the bass, mids, and treble, but still warm.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
They feel like magnets wound with wires, then placed in a metal case.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Dark and smooth, like Will Smith. The Jazz is thick and mellow, the JB is thick and kinda hot but not high output, like Scarlett Johannson.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The nickel covers give a classic vinytage look.
How was the action out of the box?
Pickups don't really have action, except for flying springs when you're mounting them.