I finally installed my Aguilar AG70 bridge pick up to replace my substitute Quarter Pounder neck pickup that i placed on the bridge slot.
Man, the first thing I noticed from the Aguilar was its magnets seemed so weak and the sound coming out from my ACOUSTIC 140 amp and EV speakers set at no.3 was barely audible, I thought I got a fake Aguilar, however when I turned it up to 4 - 5 , man I was floored by the quality!!!!!
It nailed the old vintage 60s vibe w a more pronounced 70s bite. Unbelievable! After all these years of playing Fenders, and learning from guys like you, now I know that an AGUILAR vintage like pickup doesn't have to be "LOUD and heavily magnetized" to make its mark.
I left the old 72 original Jazz Bass neck pickup, and its combination with an Aguilar is really great. I will just fix up my work and health issues and hopefully record a video for you.
I will install the neck pick up soon to compare it w my original stock 72 .
I will replace my old 1989 Wilkinson bridge and install the original Fender '72 bridge, modern bridges are too pristine but reduce the wood vibe, although i am aware of its sustain (imaginary or not).
Only the simple looking bridge has that wood growl...hard to explain to the newer players raised on Badasses et al...nevermind the extra 2 holes I bored just to accommodate the Wilkinson. I hope the old bridge covers them up.
Thanks for the priceless advice, friendship and killer JAZZ BASS AG70s pickups!!!!!!!