Just added the Model J pickups in my VM Squier bass. No problems, this version of the bass has 500K pots and I installed them as standard wiring from the DiMarzio directions. You should have some shrink tubing handy, as some wires have to be soldered but do not attach to a pot or ground point, they must be insulated. Electrical tape is messy eventually.
You will need to adjust the foam thickness when you install. String the bass without the pick guard installed, adjust the heights of the pickups, check the sound. Then install the pick guard.
Bought the pickups from Guitar Center website, 15% off and free shipping. I replaced the Duncan Designed pickups that came with the bass when I bought it used at Guitar Center, I really wanted the hum-canceling. The Model J is giving me a much clearer and open low end.
Got the new bass smell? Nah, it's stale beer...
Last edited by Shippy : 01-04-2014 at 07:26 AM.
Reason: added point about wiring