I used a Duncan JB in several guitars for a number of years... one of my favorite pickups. Likely not your best bet for getting a country sound, but I've heard guys twang like hell on gear that you wouldn't expect. Lot of it is technique. I like David Grissom's hybrid style for country- more rock influenced yet still twangs, etc. He does it all with humbuckers and Marshall type amps as well. Just depends on what type of "country" we're talkin' 'bout...I swapped out the original H3 to a H2+, and then finally to a Duncan SH4 (JB) which definitely has a mid-growl to it. The JB seems to be the pickup I gravitate towards since the 80's. I may swap it back to the H2+ for versatility sake.