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Discussion in 'Squier Duo-Sonic & Jagmaster' started by rbh32, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

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    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    Just got done putting in the Seymour Duncan Little ‘59 I got from rolloman in the bridge of my Duo, and also put in a premium Alnico 5 RWRP (middle) single coil in the neck (from guitarmadness) I wanted a single coil from guitarmadness because I liked the p-94 and PAF humbucker I got so much, and I felt pretty confident about his pickups (he says people say that this premium single coils sound better than Fenders American Standard single coils). I only got the RWRP because it was rated at 6.6 and I wanted something that hopefully be in the same volume range as the little ‘59, which is 11.7 I think, and it turned out to be awesome!!!
    I had to reverse the wires on the single coil because it was out of phase when I wired it up the first time, and I got kind of worried that maybe the RWRP might be causing a problem, but it was a simple fix, and now I have 3 very distinct sounding positions in this thing. The single coil really impressed me, and I already was pretty confident that it would. Just awesome bluesy tone that I was looking for.. and the little ‘59 just rocks!!! And the middle position sounds like the best of both and sounds great in itself..
    sorry for the long post, just a little excited, I’ve been playing around with this thing for the last 4 hours after I got it out back together.. oh, and I got them in black and put some black knobs on it to match. Liking the tuxedo look..
    One more thing... I was really thinking about selling or trading my MXR prime distortion pedal before this swap, and now it’s not going anywhere!! It’s just so responsive and articulate now.. I ordered an MXR classic overdrive to hopefully get between clean and Metal, bc you can’t go THAT hard all the time.. lol. upload_2018-10-2_3-13-51.jpeg
     
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  2. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

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    Feb 5, 2018
    New York
    Looks great!
    Congrats on the pickup
     
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  3. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Congrats ! SD 59's and Lil' 59's are my go to pups so I can relate ! That thong looks great !:D
     
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  4. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Man that looks great ! Congrats !
     
  5. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Great info. I love my red 93 Fender MIM.....

    Is the middle position both pickups? Or something else?
     
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  6. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    Yeah, the middle position is both pickups. I was a little worried about single coil/humbucker mix, but they really do sound good together!!
    I also thought about putting the humbucker in parallel, but decided on in series, and I’m very happy I did. I can’t tell any volume change when I change positions, and that’s one of the things I was going for with this. I wanted the pedals to do the volume change to simplify things a little for me.
    I really can’t say enough good things about this GM premium single coil. It sounds smooth as silk clean, and I was surprised that with the prime distortion on, it is really responsive. Light strumming or picking and it still sounds clean with a little crunch, but the harder the strum/pick, the more distortion comes in. I really just expected all out distortion the whole tile with this pedal, and am glad I tried it out this way before I tried to get rid of it.
    The guy that sells them gives a lot of info about them in his listings, and that really helped me decide which one to get. Otherwise, I’d have been REALLY flying blind trying to find a match for this Little ‘59.
    And the Little ‘59.... I really don’t have to say much about how good it is. It works great with the 250 pots, so I didn’t really have to think about changing those. It’s just a crunchy little... well... humbucker. Not too much, but just enough for what I like.. and it can still metal if I turn all the dials up.
     
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