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    Lightbulb EB/MM JP6 black stealth - best single coil pickup?

    I want to change sound on neck pickup on my EB/MM JP6 black stealth with black hardware - to single coil pickup? Which single coil pickup is preferred solution?
    Thanks guys,
    Alex

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    It's routed and set up for a humbucker. It's not exactly simple to put a single coil pickup in there. They tend to be taller and the mounting holes will not line up, unless you go for a humbucker sized P90.

    I would wager you will find very few people who have tried this.

    What about the sound are you looking to change? I would think if you wanted to put a single coil in there, you would know what you wanted already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    It's routed and set up for a humbucker. It's exactly simple to put a single coil pickup in there. They tend to be taller and the mounting holes will not line up, unless you go for a humbucker sized P90.

    I would wager you will find very few people who have tried this.

    What about the sound are you looking to change? I would think if you wanted to put a single coil in there, you would know what you wanted already.
    I would like to reach close to strat single coil sound, acutually warmer and brighter sound. Am I chasing in wrong direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexZG View Post
    I would like to reach close to strat single coil sound, acutually warmer and brighter sound. Am I chasing in wrong direction?
    Which type of strat sound? generally the neck pickup on a strat is not particularly bright. The bridge pickup is, and to some extent the middle pickup.

    Also, the position of a strat neck pickup would be about one inch closer to the nut, as it is a 22 fret instrument, not a 24 fret instrument.

    Were you looking for a single coil sound when you purchased the guitar? It's really not intended to be that type of instrument.
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    Only thing I can think would be to add a coil tap to the neck pickup, but it would hum and alter the wiring... I'm not sure I would do this on that particular guitar to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobyte View Post
    Only thing I can think would be to add a coil tap to the neck pickup, but it would hum and alter the wiring... I'm not sure I would do this on that particular guitar to be honest.
    Yeah, I would think if you want a strat type neck pickup, but the bridge humbucker sound of a petrucci, there are better starting points.
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    This will get you dang close -
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexZG View Post
    I want to change sound on neck pickup on my EB/MM JP6 black stealth with black hardware - to single coil pickup?
    Honestly, I think the modification is not worth the cost. I'd trade the JP6 for a Luke, which is an HSS model stock.

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