Fender Jazz Bass SUPER 55 Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PBASSTONE, Dec 21, 2012.


  1. PBASSTONE

    PBASSTONE

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    I didn't see too much information on these pickups so I thought I'd share some pictures of the set I picked up. I haven't been able to test them out because the bass they are in is not finished being put together.... enjoy.

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  2. GODSBASSMAN

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    Look like EMG manufactured those. Look really cool. Have you heard them before? What made your decision to purchase these?
     
  3. PBASSTONE

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    I liked the idea of a split coil. That's pretty much it. When I plugged in the bass to test the pickups worked... no hum what-so-ever. And that is with the bridge off and no neck. Can't wait to get this project done.
     
  4. acebase62

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  6. walterw

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    how about a picture with the pickup cover off (assuming it comes off), so we can see the guts?
     
  7. PBASSTONE

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  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    hmm; both the dimarzio area J and the fralin (which are both takes on the same idea, a "vintage"-sounding split-coil) use a steel bottom plate to add output and presence to the sound.

    as cool as that fender looks, i suspect the dimarzio area J might still have the edge here.
     
  9. acebase62

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    I decided to go with the Area Js over the 55s because of the staggered magnets on the Area Js. (I hope to have them installed soon).

    I might consider the 55s in the future, but I'd like to play a bass with them first.
     

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