Modern Player Jazz pickups for 5 string?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by thiocyclist, Dec 31, 2012.


  1. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    Title is the question. Does Fender make Modern Player pickups that would fit a 5-string string spacing in the bridge and neck positions?
  2. dbd1963

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    I have not been able to find anything like that. But I can't imagine someone else's pick ups wouldn't be as good or better anyway?
  3. Strat Hater

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    Take a look at this Roscoe Beck 4 string.

    Think these pups would work for you

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  4. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    Can you find those NOS?
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    Modern Player pups are kinda "bottom-bucket" sounding, IME. :bag:

    on the other hand, i love the sound of the pups in my MIM Jazz V!:)
  8. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    pacojas, that's great but not helpful. I know what Jazz pickups are out there.
  9. Bobster

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    Specific to Fender, here's a link to the parts breakdown for a Roscoe Beck V which has the part number for RBV pickups: http://support.fender.com/service_diagrams/bass_guitars/019-6500A_SISD.pdf

    0049724000 Pickup, Neck, Lawrence
    0049725000 Pickup, Bridge, Lawrence

    Not sure how easy these will be able to come up with, but I think that's currently it for Fender offerings.

    All the best,

    Bob
  10. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    Thanks Bob.
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  14. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    If I was going to wire a 4-conductor humbucker like the Roscoe Beck series/single/parallel for each pickup, does anyone have a good wiring diagram for that?

    EDIT: I see that there is a basic diagram in the Fender support PDF. However it puzzles me that the pickups are hum-canceling in single coil mode (like a Jazz Bass) when the neck-side coil is selected for both pickups. Does that mean the bridge and neck humbuckers also have the opposite polarity and phase to each other?

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