Well I just got my first set of Duncans, & even though I was supposed to get a TB-5 Custom instead of a TB-11 Custom Custom, I'm gunna do a review thing anyway.
I got these pups to replace the horrible stock ones in an alder bodied Jackson kelly.
First of all I love the '59 in the neck! It has a prescent low end, but doesn't get boomy like I had read. The guitar was a bit twangy & thin before, so I kinda planned to fill out the lows with this pup. The highs sound great to me, they really ring out sweet & clear.
I like the highs on the '59 more than on the custom custom. The CC's highs sound nice, but they are a bit weaker than the 59. The sound of the CC is very warm & round, but I was after something with more bite to it. I can see the CC working well doing mellow rock stuff, but it's just doesn't have the definitive punch I need. It does have a nice thick mid tone. I don't think the '59 and CC are a very good match in my guitar, maybe another alnico 2 pup would suit the neck position better.
I'm after a bridge pup with more attack, so is the ceramic Custom TB-5 what I really need??