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just came across an old, 2011, video of a line 6 rep at a music expo in germany, in which he describes the jtv 59 US as having seymour duncan pups -- but i can't find that in any of line 6's description

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They are not Seymour Duncans, but they are made to James Tyler specs in the 59-series.

It's modeled after the Duncan specs. Same pick-ups in the Asian and US version 59's.

 

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thanks, i knew you'd have the answer -- which is as i had previously thought, based on this interview with rich renken: https://www.guitar-muse.com/interview-with-rich-renken-from-line-6-2979 -- but then this older video(2010?)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFsS6xyIra4, he refers to "seymour duncans and hipshot tuners"?

 

on another subject, i am about to receive a third korean cherry-burst 59(attached)new59.thumb.png.2e37d9d8905d27ec21385eab5aeaef36.png, from a top music industry person in L.A.(not someone i personally know, just turns out that's who it is) -- had to buy it due to its exceptional flame, more like a us made than a korean(though still a veneer) -- it's an early one, january 2011, i'm wondering if some of the early korean 59s were "special", as in world music showing what fine work they could do?

 

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Yeah, Hip Shot tuners are standard on the US versions. PUP's based on Duncan specs.

We all know or met Duncan and chatted with him about pick-ups, and they do look a lot like his PUP's.

 

US 59 body/neck is more hand worked and finished. One of Tyler's people has a shop out here

where he does the US builds. He's really good, an old guitar guy like me.

 

Asian ones, like the one in the photo, are good too. I have three of them from the early batch, two from 

early 2011 (Tobacco and Cherry) and Black one from 2013. All play great.

 

The one you have now is Tobacco?

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actually, the 3 i have are all cherry -- not by choice, just what was available

the latest, in the above photo, has arrived and i'm very happy with it, great deal -- a plus for me, its only 7 3/4# -- my other two are a lb more, not good for my back

so this new one comes, zero fret wear, rusted strings -- i don't think they ever used it in the studio -- also, the tuning knob, to go into 2-4, in which you use it as a push button, didn't want to do it at first, i think corrosion, 7 yrs of non-use

the bridge has more of an "aluminum" type appearance, not the later chrome plated look of my 2016 --wondering if the early ones had a different bridge? -- also, seems a bit more "plink" on the modelling?

so i guess some one didn't like their 59, but from what i've seen of the studio, it would appear that those recording had their pick of the real instruments -- well, its now my #1, paf all the way, and even if there was no modelling, this is as close to a 59 lp as i need to get.

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Didn’t know Seymour background about 59 pups until reading here but I’ve always held JTV59 pups in high regard.  Very good sounding IMO.

 

Mr D wound some incredible Tele pups for me decades ago.  Really nailed what we were going for at the time.

 

I upgraded 2 Korean JTV59's with Hipshot locking tuners.  Great bang for buck.

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