JBE Pickups launches the Black Beauty, a noiseless soapbar P-90

JBE Pickups has launched the Black Beauty, a soapbar P-90 also fitted with hum-cancellation.

The pickup, unlike most of JBE’s models, comes with a cover – as its name implies, only available in black. The cover allows the two rails through – responsible for the hum-cancelling nature of the JBE soapbars.

The pickup comes as either a bridge or neck version, with the neck pickup voiced to be warm, yet retaining the clarity associated with the P-90. the bridge is more aggressively voiced, and with both pickups engaged JBE describes the tone as a “wonderfully hollow/woody sound that seems to belie the tonal character of each pickup separately.”

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The brand also notes that the Black Beauty Soapbar is “not designed to be simply another vintage recreation” – something definitely evident from the noise-cancelling rails on display. The pickups will fit any guitar routed for standard Gibson soapbar pickups.

The Black Beauty P-90s are available individually for $169.95 each or as a set for $299.95. Find out more over at jbepickups.com For more gear news, click here.

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