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Best jazz bass pickups for grunge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGod2013, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. BassGod2013

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    im looking at getting some new jazz bass pickups in my squier classic vibe jazz bass that would give the good nirvana-esk sound in my bass. what would you suggest?
  2. cjmodulus

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    Different pickups may change your sound, but it might take more than that to get a 'grungier' sound. What kind of amp and strings do you use?
    Before investing in new pickups, I'd recommend checking out a sansamp bass driver pedal. Those things are really good at adding a nice grit and grind to your sound. There's plenty of demos on YouTube.
  3. FaithNoMan

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  4. Wallace320

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    Sansamp programmable bassdriver D.I.

    +1

    Anyway, sticking to the OP (and melting fine with Squier Classic Vibe Jazz)
    Seymour Duncan "Hot Stacks"

    Trust me

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  5. FaithNoMan

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  6. Bassbubble11

    Bassbubble11 Supporting Member

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    Here is a link to a Novoselic dedication page which lists
    the equipment he used. http://www.novoselic.com/equipment.php

    I dunno if you are gonna get what you are looking for out
    of a Jazz. I also thought of Hot Stacks but Duff's tone (although
    awesome ) is not "grunge".
  7. FaithNoMan

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    The Duff tone is awesome and would work well for a grungy sound. It's a mean dirty tone.:)

    That's why I recommended the Model J! It's a Precision pickup in disguise:)


    Listen for a bit - lots of tone in those:

  8. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties Supporting Member

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    What would I suggest? :confused:

    I would suggest posting your question in the correct forum. Such as...Oh, I don't know...just a wild guess here...maybe something like "Pickups & Electronics"? Or would that make too much sense? :eyebrow:

    MM
  9. Zanderwestcoast

    Zanderwestcoast Supporting Member

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    Take a chill pill..........

    I would suggest perhaps Nordstrand 70's wind single coils. They are quite an aggressive pickup with lots of detail and charachter. Very resonsive. I have them in my Nordy 5 string and through an SVT sound killer. Great with a pick for an aggressive attack and grind. Perfect for that style of music but also versatile for many other styles as well....

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