Third-Party Jazz Neck Pickup with Precision Tone

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


  1. Misterwogan

    Misterwogan

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    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

    Bobster

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    Yes.

    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,

    Bob
  3. Misterwogan

    Misterwogan

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

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    the dimarzio ultra Jazz is a beefy split-coil humbucker, so a little like a P pickup.
  5. MICKUSS

    MICKUSS

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    You could wire your Jazz pickups in series to get a P-like sound. Lots more output and bottom end when you do this.
  6. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

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    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.
  7. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    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.

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