B-Series This is basically a “built-in” version of the S-Series. It maintains the same natural acoustic qualities of the instrument. According to Bob Benedetto, this pickup is “the best sounding jazz pickup I’ve ever heard. There isn’t even a close second.”
Description: Standard mount, humbucking, 6 string guitar pickup.
Magnet Alnico V Bar
Cable 4-Conductor shielded. Allows multiple wiring options.
DC resistance 12.10 K Ohms
Inductance 7.10 H
Series - 4.29 KHz
Split - 7.93 KHz
Body Measurements 2.74 x 1.49 x .70"
Centers of Mounting Legs - 3.062"
Ideal jazz pickups
I wanted to significantly alter the sound of my Gretsch Electromatic 5120 by replacing the stock Gretschbucker pickups. Both neck and bridge pickups were replaced with Benedetto B-6, about a two hour job. Although I haven't had a lot of time to play, my first impressions are that these are ideal jazz pickups: they produce a warm, rich, deep, mellow sound, with a very smooth and even response across all strings. The Ebonova finish is also very elegant. My only issue is that I may need to replace the humbucker mounting rings taken from the original pickups with taller ones, at least in the bridge position. But otherwise the pickups are just what I wanted.
Submitted by: Rolf on 08/21/2012 02:09:06 PM