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Duncan Design 5 String JazzMan pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by chinjazz, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

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    Hi Fellow TB people!

    I'm in process on doing a bass build and wondered if anyone used these Duncan Designed JazzMan (5), pickups? I just picked them up in classifieds, and I'm looking to either plan on a Pre, or just go passive.. Not knowing how these pups are naturally voiced (or if they're Active or Active/Passive)...

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    I'm piecing together a 35" scale maple board (24 fret), and an alder or swamp ash body of my shaping :)

    I may just go all MM, instead of having a J pu on the front, but I can have fun with it in terms of hiding via pick guard :)...

    Thanks for looking/thinking, sharing if you have any thoughts..

    ChinJazz
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    All I know is...dual MM 5 string humbuckers look wicked!

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  3. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

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    I bet you know more than that :)

    Nice looking bass! Is anything on that Brute custom? Nice pick guard!

    I'm still trying to get a read on these pick ups (active or passive, yadda, yadda). I wonder how to check that.. V/O Meter?

    I've got a PJ set of Duncan Design that came in my VM Jag which are super punchy, but not all pick ups are created equal.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah those Duncans are definitely passive. They will work fine just wired passive or with a preamp.

    And yeah, there are a few custom things on my Brute. Kevin Brubaker did the pickguard and the pickups are SGD. Also has a new bridge, new tuners, and an EMG preamp :)
  5. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

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    Cool man! That must be a monstrous tone you get on that bass.

    Thanks for the info on the DD's. I'm glad they're passive :)

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