That's going to be fugging chugging awesome!So here's the plan: the Bernie is going to be a tribute to my favorite guitarist: Jeff Beck.
Seymour Duncan wound the pickups in the Black/Oxblood '54 LP Jeff Beck used on Blow By Blow. That guitar has a '54 style wrap around bridge/tailpiece like Black Bernie and it originally had P90's but they were replaced by one of Seymour's first JB sets.
I have a JB I put a roughcast A5 magnet in like Duncan uses in the Duncan Custom Shop for the JB. Makes it smoother and a little less sharp.
And I have a Duncan 59B that measures the same DCR as a PRS Dragon 1 neck.
The Dragon 1 neck has an Alnico 4 magnet like a 59 Gibson PAF. So that's what I put in in that Duncan and I'll use it as the neck pickup.
I'll split the neck pickup through a 1.1K resistor on one push/pull pot.
With another push/pull pot I'll have the option of series or parallel for the JB bridge pickup. Parallel gives a stronger sound than split, it's noiseless, but it sounds like two single coils both on.
It'll be cool and I'm working on it right now.
Here's a shot of the parts just laying on the guitar.
Awesome guitar to base yours off of:Seymour Duncan wound the pickups in the Black/Oxblood '54 LP Jeff Beck used on Blow By Blow. That guitar has a '54 style wrap around bridge/tailpiece like Black Bernie and it originally had P90's but it was routed for humbuckers and the P90's were replaced by one of Seymour's first JB sets.
That's the one! Freeway Jam!Awesome guitar to base yours off of:
Definitely interested in a tone report of how it sounds with the JB/59 set!
The man with a plan!And she is done!
The JB with the roughcast A5 magnet is much rounder than a typical JB with a polished A5 magnet.
The 59B with the roughcast A4 magnet sounds a lot like a Dragon1 neck pickup now.
When i split it, it sounds like a single coil. Very clean and bouncy. Both pickups split beautifully.
I reversed the neck humbucker so the slug coil would be closer to the neck. That coil is usually louder and sounds better as a single coil than the screw coil.
And I wired it so that the slug coil of both pickups is what's "full on" when they're split.
The single coil sounds are especially good. Almost an acoustic sound.
Here's Black Bernie...my Jeff Beck tribute:
I'm really thrilled with how it turned out.The man with a plan!
If you get another set of wolfetone try the MH and DrV combo.. and congrats!