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Vids of JTV-69s yet?
by karmicfreak on 2012-10-14 21:10:04.8770

I know they're quite new, but I'm wondering if anyone has had a new SSS 69 delivered and could post a video of the mags.  I think when I upgrade my Vax 600, I want the SSS 69, so I would love to hear the tone of the mag pups.  Hoping for a sound that reminds me of my old Strat Deluxe Plus.  Got anything?  Please post it here, and thanks!

Re: Vids of JTV-69s yet?
by mlong on 2012-10-15 05:36:32.8820

I got one about two weeks ago, but unfortunately don't have an easy way to do a vid for you. I'm wondering how much that would help you anyway. Unless you are playing two different guitars through the same amp setup, it's going to be impossible to tell how they sound comparatively. That's the same issue that I'm having in deciding which version of Kinmans I'm going to replace the pickups in the JTV with.  I like the guitar and do like the tone of the pickups, but they will get changed because I can't stand the hum.

Re: Vids of JTV-69s yet?
by karmicfreak on 2012-10-19 06:27:10.3810

Thanks for the reply - the issue with hum is one I wondered about.  I imagine the SSS will have a pretty "Stratty" tone, I just want to hear some clean and dirty sounds through the mags, and a review of build quality, assuming they've worked out the early issues with the Korean 69s. 

Re: Vids of JTV-69s yet?
by phil_m on 2012-10-19 07:11:42.6330

I have the JTV69US with the humbucker in the bridge, but I believe the neck and middle pickups are identical to the pickups in the 69s (the pickups are the same in the US and Korean models, also). I also currently have four Strats in my possession (two are going to be going up for sale shortly!), and I'd say the mags on my Variax are somewhat comparable to Strat pickups, but they're a little diffrent. They are a bit fatter sounding than most Strat pickups and lack a bit of the high end bite. That being said, they still sound great to me. As far as hum, it's not really any worse than typical hum from say an American Standard Strat.

Re: Vids of JTV-69s yet?
by karmicfreak on 2012-11-20 08:50:00.1120

Thanks, Phil.  Still looking for any videos of the 69s.  Got one?  Make one!  Post the link here, please

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