Sheptone Improvises with the Jazzmaster


Guitar-pickup manufacturer Sheptone’s new Jazzbucker is a custom humbucking pickup that will fit into a Jazzmaster guitar without modification. It uses butyrate bobbins, rough-finished Alnico magnets, 42-plain enamel wire, and standard pole spacing.

To give insight as to what drives Shep’s pursuit, he states "My philosophy is simple…pickups should be transparent and allow the primary tones of the wood to come through. It is a wooden instrument after all. If you really listen to those classic riffs and tones that we all know, you can hear the wood and that is the key. While some secondary tone is inherent to each pickup’s design, the job of the pickup is to respond to the players’ touch (dynamics), enhance the natural harmonics and overtones that accompany each note, and transfer this "voice" to the rest of the signal chain."

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