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Did out mod your Fender jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Green Lantern, Dec 25, 2012.

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Did you update your jazz bass and if so why?

  1. Keep stock

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Update pickups

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
  3. Add active electronics

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Update pick ups and active electronics

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern

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  2. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

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  3. GigJones

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    I’ve got a passive Classic 70’s Jazz bass that I swapped out the stock pickups for a pair of Nordstrand split-coil vintage pickups.

    I love the way the bass plays but the stock pickups were too thin and brittle sounding for my taste.
    The Nordstrands have a very unique tone with lots of growl.
  4. SlingBass4

    SlingBass4 Supporting Member

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    A better question (to me) would be: When didn't you update your Fender Jazz, Precision, etc. Always adding or subtracting pieces parts...but never adding active electronics. I did try a varitone mod - it's for sale. Everything else possible has been fooled with at one time or another ;)
  5. kreider204

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    I updated the stock pups to Dimarzio noiseless (Model J) ones. The stock sounded fine, I just don't like that single-coil hum.

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