Originally Posted by hover
I just wanted to clarify that is a Jazzmaster singlecoil at the bridge. No experience with the strings though.
I was wondering about that too, it looks just like one!
perhaps JZHB stands for "jazzmaster humbucker"
maybe they used the vintage looking pu cover for the vintage vibe, but modernized it under the hood..
so although it looks like an old jazzmaster pu,
u may be mistaken there...
the Fender website says,"a powerful JZHB humbucking bridge pickup
the new BP Magazine has a mini review and they mention a "humbucker in the bridge position
Musician's Friend used the same copy, they say two singles and a humbucker,
they sell for about $800. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/...aritone-guitar
thank you, i guess the "pawnshop" thing, it's supposed to seem modified..
it wouldn't dissuade me from purchasing one,either way..
I'd probably wind up putting hum-cancelling pu's in all 3 positions & an active EQ, it's just what I prefer.
as far as the strings, a .95 or slightly more is fine, just a little something to dig into on the "money' strings..
I had a Bass VI once,it was borrowed, so I couldn't change the strings..
I dealt with the ancient stock strings that it had, they worked reasonably well in the traditional pop/rock bass role, with some thicker strings,upgraded pu's and a preamp, i think I would like it a bit more.
I was thinking of tossing these in there http://www.voodoopickups.com/JBReplacement.shtml
My buddy had them in his jaguar and they just killed, with the pre or without..
also hearing all these things about a new Lakland decade VI, not sure how it stacks up on the specs, but it sure sounds interesting, I think it's was at NAMM, but not around yet..?