Artist guitars new Bullbucker pickups, based on the ever so popular SD Jazz/JB models.
Are they a case of “bang for buck” or “you get what you pay for” ???
lets find out…
MAGNET – Alnico 5
4 Conductor wiring
Measured DC – 7.18Kohms
Measured DC -15.36K ohms
“For the money”… you absolutely get a set of humbuckers.
Wax potted humbuckers may I add…and also a choice of chrome covers or open coils (review coming soon…)
Artist Guitars take no “bull” approach about what design they were inspired from , and as a very familiar set of models to be based on, the question on everyones minds is…how close are they to the originals?
Very close, slightly better/slightly different…depending on the variables of your setup and ears.
On first impressions, there was no mistaking the bridge position emphasized the same “JB” mid/high mid frequencies. There was nothing to dislike….unless you aren’t a fan of the JB model in the first place.
The Neck position, shares the crystal clear clean with warm low end characteristics of the Jazz model, making it a great match to the brighter bridge position.
(stay tuned for a Jazz Neck comparison video comin soon )
so the verdict –
The Artist Guitars Bullbucker set are an excellent alternative choice for someone looking to upgrade or trial out a new sound.
<see my previous review and comparison of the JB and Duncan designed HB102 and Jazz models>