Can I put a Jazz bass pickup on my bass?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JeffVanter, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. JeffVanter

    JeffVanter

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    I have an SR506m. I've had it for two years and recently I started playing my guitarists bass which is a dean that has a J set up. I have soaps in mine, and I started thinking that it may not be possible. It's set up for these soaps, so will I just have to get a new bass? Is there a way around this?
  2. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    I wouldn't.

    Chances are your Ibby is a better bass than 90% of the export Dean basses floating around.

    If you Frankenstein the J pup into the Ibby, it will not sound like the Dean.

    If you gotta have a J pup, sell your Ibanez and buy a J bass. However, six string Js are few and far between, so check Rondo for a J-esque sixer.

    Good luck widdat.
  3. JeffVanter

    JeffVanter

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    I just noticed the incredible growl it had with that pickup. It also had new strings and mine are old but even when I have new strings, I never get that classic Jaco growl.
  4. coughiefiend

    coughiefiend

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    You can contact Nordstrand as they can probably get you a single coil pickup that would fit in that space.
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