I have a Stratocaster, and I bought a JB Jr. pickup for the neck position.
In fact, I posted some threads about it, because I didn´t liked the sound at that position, it was so muddy, dark, without treble frequencies or definition, yeargh!
So, I have an idea...to put the pup in the bridge position, to listen what happens.
Well...I love it!!
It´s very nice, the right amount of treble frequencies, sweet tone, fat but not too much, and I can use all the gain I want, whitout going nasty.
It´s weird, I can play with a little bit overdrive, or full 10 distortion, that sounds equaly well.
It´s funny, some years ago I bought a neck Pearly Gates, installed into bridge, and sounded so nasty, treble, and whitout bass, that I sold it inmediatly. I had no knowledge at that time, and the guy at the store, sold me a neck pickup, even he knew that I needed it for bridge position.
But this pup, is supposed to be a "neck" pickup that sound awfull at neck!!
Could be possible that SD packed a bridge pickup like a neck one, by mistake?
I was listening the JB Jr. sound clips, those that compare the "old" vs. the "new" ones, and sounds very similar to my pickup at the bridge position.
Are pickups to be used at neck position really so different to bridge pickups?