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  • J 1200 Mid boost Question

    I'm chasing an 87 Jackson soloist right now and it's got the J 1200 mid boost with th Jackson pickups.
    does anyone know if this boost will work with duncans or are these special pickups designed to work with the boost
    circuitry. I thought they were passive pick ups but I have no clue. [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
    If this is our perdition, will you walk with me?

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    Re: J 1200 Mid boost Question

    I just put a Custom & Hot Rails in my Model 6 and they are sounding really nice with the midboost. The Hot Rails seems to respond more to the boost circuit than the Custom does. Performance overall has been good. Nice & quiet. I was going to post a question here to see if anyone has tried replacing the 250k tone pot a 500k pot w/ the circuit, because I wouldn't mind getting a slightly brighter tone if possible.

    As far as original pickups, they're passive & I know the J-50BC was used in guitars with & without the circuit. I think the J-200 stacked hums were supposedly designed to work best with the midboost. One of the manuals says so, iirc.

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    • #3
      Re: J 1200 Mid boost Question

      Jackson active circuits work pretty much with any passives. I have a 1992 RR1 with a J80 and a J90C and a midboost of some sort. I know these pickups work fine without a midboost circuit, but I wouldn't sound like Stryper without one LOL!

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        • #5
          Re: J 1200 Mid boost Question

          Yeah, Jackson's active circuits work with any passive pickups, but Kevin Easton once told me they seem to work best with Jackson's own pickups for some reason.
          I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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          • #6
            Re: J 1200 Mid boost Question

            Jackson probably calibrated the pre-amp to the pickup's output being used. I'm pretty sure if you use an aftermarket pickup similar to the Jackson, it should work.

            I have a Fusion Pro coming (active wah circuit?), and the bridge is a J50B. I could use a 59B, a Pearly Gates, 57 Classic, etc. Anything in that PAF class.

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