Third-Party Jazz Neck Pickup with Precision Tone

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Misterwogan, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Do any of the third-party manufactures produce a neck pickup for the Jazz bass that comes anywhere close to the tone of a P?
  2. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX

    SGD Lutherie (who posts regularly here on TB) can wind a P pickup equivalent in a J shell. I'm sure there are several other vendors who could do it too.

    All the best,

  3. Great news, thanks very much. :hyper:
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    the dimarzio ultra Jazz is a beefy split-coil humbucker, so a little like a P pickup.
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  6. You could wire your Jazz pickups in series to get a P-like sound. Lots more output and bottom end when you do this.
  7. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    You could try an overwound Lindy Fralin Split-Jazz, which is a series wired split coil in the J shell. The stock wind sounds like a beefy vintage voiced J pickup, but an overwind should move it closer to P-bass territory. I'm sure Lindy would know how to best emulate a P-bass tone within that format.
  8. My tech put a push pull pot as my neck vol pot so now I have traditional parallel j twin vols or pull up to get master vol series pickups to deliver very p ish tones. Easy mod that really works andsounds great in my fretless jazz with SCN pickups.