We all know Beck used a JB (70s). And there's this quote from the press release on the 30th anniversary of the JB in 2004: "Soon, many of England's top guitarists, including more than a few legendary names, sought out Seymour's "JB Mod" for their guitars. They found that the JB gave increased output (16.4K Ohms) without sounding harsh or dark, like other high-output pickups of the mid-'70s. When Seymour returned to the USA the next year, his reputation as a pickup designer and the JB's reputation as a great pickup preceded him. And the rest was history."
In the '80s, it seems that EVH used one around the Kramer days -- but possibly before -- and his newer pickups are somewhat JB-like in terms of being vintage-esque tone w/ high output. DeMartini used one, and the new DeMartini and Lynch sig pickups are like JBs. I believe Greg Howe used a JB and just developed a pickup with DiMarzio that is vintage sound/high output and thus JB-like.
So my questions:
> Any other examples of '70s-'80s JB use you can think of?
> Is it possible the JB is the second-most recorded humbucker aside from the Gibson PAF? I don't think the DiMarzio Super D was used by as many people as the JB....