I have a squier jaguar with duncan designed sensors.
I want to make a cheap mod pickup.
I want to replace the stock magnets with alnico 5 or alnico 2.
Tell me whether it is worth it to do?
Is there a difference in the diameter of the magnets of the stratocaster pickups?
I recently bought a MIM Jaguar Special HH. Its a cool guitar with good tone and i'm happy with it except for two things:
- The strings behind the bridge buzz but i've ordered a Buzzstop so i hope this works. Any opinions on this?
- I'd like to replace one of the Humbuckers to have the option of a more solid rock (even metal) sound. Any suggestions for this change?
thanks for your help
Long story shor: I was replacing the stock "Duncan Designed" pickup covers and switching them for Fender Aged White ones. To my surprise the stock pickup covers were glued on. The neck pup cover came off without too much trouble, however, the bridge pup was damaged in the process. I took it to my local tech and he says the coil is damaged and recommends getting a new pickup vs rewinding them.
Honestly the stock bridge pup (Model JM-101B) was just a little to shrill for my personal taste. I could get an ok tone when rolling the tone knob down but then switching between pickups is a pain in the ass because the neck would be really super muddy. I love the stock neck pickup (Model: JM-101N) My question is: Is there another pickup anybody can recommend that is just a tad mellower without having a big difference in output? I'd like to keep the neck pickup if I could. I've been trying to compare and contrast online but can't really find any spec info on the JM-101B and JM-101N vs other models. All I know is they have Alnico 5 Magnets.
Can anybody help with this topic? Any advice would be great.