DiMarzio model J with J East J Retro pre

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rickenmonster, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    Has anyone tried this? What were the results?
     
  2. TN WOODMAN

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    Yes indeed . I have this exact combo in one of my Fretless Js and it 's a monster . This bass was already set up when I bought it with black tapewounds of unknown make and plays and sounds great so never changed strings . One of my best sounding and playing basses .
     
  3. Rickenmonster

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    Good to hear (pun intended) I'm putting one together right now.
     
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    Keep us posted. I think you 'll be pleased . I 'm more of a p guy and can get close to that tone as well as jazz bass tones.
     
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  6. Jly56

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    Hi... I have DiMarzio Area J's with the John East Retro J in my Geddy Lee and I love the setup. The pups, by themselves were a little lacking (IMHO), but they really came to life when the preamp was added. It takes a little time to figure out all of the knobs, but the results are amazing. So many different tones and variations. And a great side benefit is no more buzz!
     
  7. Rickenmonster

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    Took out my model Js. The bass totally lost its character. Sounds amazing with the single coils and EQ left at the centre detents. The Model Js are going in a Squier VM77 I have on order along with my spare Badass II. 500k pots, tone control bypass, sand and oil the neck and I think it'll be a good little bass.
     

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