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DiMarzio Ultra Jazz in a fretless?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 6stringvince, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. I picked up a used MIM Jazz last night, it has a Badass II, and stock pups, I can't say I'm crazy about the pups, but someone locally is selling a set of Ultra Jazz, just wondering if anyone's tried them on a fretless, and what you think of them.
    My bass is an 03 and from what I've read they should fit, can anyone confirm?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. I've read, no personal experience for me, that the ultra jazz pickups have a bit of a mid scoop. If you're looking for an upright bass tone, these could be okay, especially with the tone rolled down a bit, but if you're looking for more of a Jaco or mwah tone, you may want a pickup with a bump in the mids. Nordstrand NJ4SE's are supposed to be great for that, but again, I don't have experience with them. I've just done a lot of review reading as I have two basses I'm shopping for new pickups for.

    However, the NJ4SE's can be a bit pricey. I recently read the Dimarzio Area J's are somewhat similar in tone to the NJ4SE's, but I don't know for sure - I'm in the process of figuring this out for myself.
     
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  4. I'm not sure I want mid scooped. Thanks for the info, I'll pass those up
     



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