Freelance Musician – Toronto
The lows and the highs open up beautifully and allows the guitar to sound more true to the acoustic qualities of the instrument…When I got my first archtop guitar, an Eastman 803 CE, I knew for it to sound complete, it had to have a custom MJS pickup. I have MJS Single Coils in my Strat and have done many blues and pop gigs with that guitar – the sound is always clear, crunchy and virtually hum-free.
I’ve been playing jazz seriously for 5 years now and done lots of gigs in different rooms with all kinds of instrumentation. I play through a ZT Lunchbox and if you play clean through those with a loud drummer, you might have to compromise and give in to the speaker breaking up. With my MJS Split Single pickup, I can crank my little Lunchbox and still get a crystal clear tone. The overall sound of the pickup is much richer and clearer than the humbucker that came with my Eastman.
The new pickup has a wider range of tone, the lows and the highs open up beautifully and allows the guitar to sound more true to the acoustic qualities of the instrument. In short, I don’t have to worry about feedback, hum, my speaker breaking up or an unclear electric sound. It’s exciting to know that this pickup allows my Eastman to sound the best it can, no compromises. Split Singles are the way to go!