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HELP on DIMARZIO ULTRA JAZZ

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by natas, Mar 30, 2014.


  1. natas

    natas

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    Hi! anyone here who uses dimarzio ultra jazz 5?
    What electronics (pots, preamp) do you use it with?
    And also can you share wiring diagrams? I want to have it in active/passive in my bass. TIA
     
  2. NeroJazz

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    I have a set of Ultra Jazz pups paired with a J Retro preamp in my fretless.
    The combination is very modern sounding and has a truckload of tonal options available, highly recommended if that's what you're going for.
     
  3. natas

    natas

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    thanks man.how about pots and other electronic factors? can you share wiring diagram for your set-up?
     
  4. back as a wolf

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    ..try the search function...
     
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  6. natas

    natas

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    I already did.however i haven't found preamp suggestions and pots and cap values.that's why i tried to post another thread.
    I've also seen you had a problem before about wiring.how did it go?
     
  7. natas

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    mine got the radiused poles btw. do they make them like these now?
     
  8. NeroJazz

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    Mine are brand new and don't have the adjustable pole pieces. I don't have a wiring diagram as you just connect the pickups to the J Retro via 2 screw terminals.

    If you're going for standard jazz wiring, consider wiring with a push/pull pot for series/parallel operation. I did this wiring in my fretted Jazz and it gives it a lot more flexibility, plus it's not that hard to do.

    Link to wiring diagram
     
  9. natas

    natas

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    i just received an email from dimarzio. apparently their 4 string version are flush straight and the 5ers are radiused. as for the controls, i forgot to mention that my bass has 8 holes so i'm thinking 6knobs and 2 switches. eyeing an obp3. any reactions or suggestions?
     
  10. rojo412

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    You can go nuts with the obp3, that's for sure.
    With 8 holes, you could do the 3 tone pots, a volume, pan, and passive tone. Then 2 switches, active/passive and mid frequency.

    If I were you, I'd get 500k pots for the volume, whether you use the obp or not.
     
  11. natas

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    thanks rojo. that's actually what i had in mind. on a sad note,my aunt ordered the tk/pp so i might have it rewired,change the push/pull pot as soon as it arrives
    ...or i could add another switch? harhar..
     
  12. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Series/parallel!
    You'd have to do vol/vol though
     
  13. BassicJ

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    If I remember correctly from my install (was years ago), the coils in the Ultra Jazz 5 are wired internally in series, so I don't think you have that option. Installation doc confirms this:

    http://dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/UltraJazz5.pdf

    If it did, it would have 4 conductors and a shield coming from it.
     
  14. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I meant both pickups in series/parallel.
    I know the 4 string you can switch, but not the 5.
     
  15. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

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    Reactions or suggestions? Sure. My Carvin LB70 four-string bass has a set of Ultra Jazz + an Aguilar OBP-3. I've found it to be a great combination: smooth, modern, refined and slightly-scooped (due to the Ultra Jazz), yet deep, crisp and powerful (due to the OBP-3). I love it!

    MM
     
  16. natas

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    i have a 5'er.so can I not have it with a series/parallel switch?looks like it's more complicated than i thought. i was planning on having it Vpp Blend Passive tone Low Mid High then mid freq Sw and Series/Parallel Sw
     
  17. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    Long story short, unless you use a special switch, you can't do series parallel with both pickups if you are using a blend knob. But if you do vol-vol, you could.

    You can look it up, though, the switch is like a 4pdt and the wiring diagram is on here somewhere.
     
  18. Osmar Rodrigo

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    I run them through a VT Sansamp directly to my amp, the compression on the vt and the removal of hissing with the pickups give me a really nice tone and a crystal clear sound.
     

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