Best passive P/J set?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by topo morto, Aug 16, 2013.


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Best passive P/J set for a shorty? Thank you.

  1. DiMarzio DP126

    21 vote(s)
    21.0%
  2. EMG PJHZ

    12 vote(s)
    12.0%
  3. Lace Sensor Man O' War

    3 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. Bartolini P/J Set

    19 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. Seymour Duncan SJB-3b Quarter Pound for Jazz Bass and the SPB-3 Quarter Pound for P-Bass

    30 vote(s)
    30.0%
  6. Something else (please state)

    15 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. topo morto

    topo morto

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    Looking for a P/J set to replace the stock pickups in a Jaguar SS.

    Especially looking for bassy tone and a hot Bridge J.

    Thanks.
  2. Fit4pain

    Fit4pain Supporting Member

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    Nordstrands
  3. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

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    On a budget? DiMarzio PJ Set for about $90 is great!
  4. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

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    I really like the mix of STK-J2 + SPB-1 ...smooth and tight with some punch when needed. just my 1-1/2 cents
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  6. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

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    I've tried almost a dozen sets, I settled on the Nordstrand P+ jazz SE set. Couldn't be happier.
  7. topo morto

    topo morto

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    Thanks. interesting that the SD's get so much love but from the jag ss thread seems there may be issues with the poles lining up, etc. with that particular bass.

    Am I right in thinking the Bartolinis are 'rails' internally so no such issues with pole / string alignment?
  8. cnltb

    cnltb

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    I'd go Bassculture, Delano or Häussel.
  9. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    Lindy Fralin
  10. azzyrazzy

    azzyrazzy

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    P-46 + J-45?
  11. aRandomAggie

    aRandomAggie Supporting Member

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    This.
  12. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    That would be correct.
  13. acebase62

    acebase62 Supporting Member

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    X2, I get great results with 500k volume pots and Fender TBX tone control.

    I bet Dimarzio Area J + a vintage style P would be great as well, maybe more vintage overall.
  14. Snakeman1066

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  15. iiipopes

    iiipopes

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    A slightly overwound P pickup and a split-coil J pickup so you don't lose the noise reduction.

    I would recommend Fralins, but they are expensive compared to the cost of your bass.
  16. INTP

    INTP

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    +3

    These sound great in my VM Jag.
  17. Systolic

    Systolic

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  18. Pitter_Patterns

    Pitter_Patterns

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    +1 I have an old Ibanez that I was considering getting rid of. After replacing its pickups and preamp with an npj4sv set, and 3B-5b preamp, I have done a complete 180° turn. This bass is now my go-to bass for pretty much everything. Most of the time, I don't even use the preamp - the pickups sound that good passive. Nordstrands are definitely worth considering, in my opinion.
  19. topo morto

    topo morto

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    Thanks for all the ideas, have looked into all. Would be happy to spend to get a big improvement, though the bridge J really needs a big boost.

    I'm a bit confused about Bill Lawrence - the designs seem to have been made by a few different mfrs? Is wildepickups as 'official' a source as it gets?

    The 9 pole pieces are interesting - I guess as with the bartolinis I wouldn't have to worry about things lining up.
  20. josiah goldfish

    josiah goldfish

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    Dimarzio are awesome, love 'em.
  21. INTP

    INTP

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    Yes, wildepickups is the real one.

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