After long hesitation, I decided to change the pickups on my Musicman Luke 2 (never liked the EMG, but always loved the handle of this guitar!).
Because of the particular format of simple, I tried without any microphones adaptable fucked. And I also was looking for high quality microphones.
Result: a set of 3 S-1 Deluxe and HB Two / Tone, and I am more than satisfied!
These pickups are amazing!
The HB is a precision and incredible dynamic range!
In fact it is a microphone that includes two simple and can be played in singles (and not double Splite) or humbucker.
The power-chords, the full chords, the mute, everything sounds! a great balance between the bass / midrange / treble.
I do not regret the purchase and I will not go back the EMG!
The investment is well worth a shot: 492 euros for the set with two S-Deluxe purchased directly on the site with Joe Barden taxes and customs fees, more expensive than SD or DiMarzio set, but nothing to do!
I installed this kit on a micro Warmoth there are almost 15 years. At the time I did not know this brand and this is my friend Philippe de Benedetti at (then) that I was strongly advised.
I confess that I am still stuck with this microphone.
For ages I have and try many different models of guitars and I've never heard to date a microphone that suits me better than the Joe Barden HB. This is obviously a personal opinion.
Today I work more with amps or even plug in and it is undoubtedly the microphone that is most appropriate for such effects.
The huge difference between what would and what a Dimarzio Joe Barden, my grain is more accurate and more importantly I won in saturation. The difference with other brands this especially at this level.
This micro grain combines, power and sound.
Looking for a powerful sound for your rhythm essyez the joe amp in a live, you will understand !!!!! Waouwwww the power chords ...
It is true that this is not the cheapest micro but so far I do it again this choice and also I do that on some of my guitars.