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Dimarzio Model J PIckups set

4.4/5, 4.4 from 5 reviews
DP 123
Model J stock pic.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. darwin-bass
    Good - but beware of the sonic coloration on fretless.
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 2, 2021
    Sound:
    4.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    5.00/5,
    Feel:
    4.00/5,
    Value:
    4.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Low and mid forward sound.
    Cons
    • - Lack of upper mids and highs make them dull on fretless.
    I had a set in my fretless J bass. These pickups have bumped-up lower midrange and subdued highs making them somewhat dark and "beefy" sounding. Probably great for a meat & potatoes sound on a fretted instrument but I found the neck PU to be too dark for good fretless usage. The fretless really benefits from clarity in the upper midrange region which this neck pickup suppresses. The bridge PU works well though, because of the naturally sound of the bass at that position is less lows and more mids & highs.

    Build quality is great on these. I loved the adjustable pole pieces. The pickups were very quiet and gave good output levels. They are a bit tall so fitting them into the standard depth pickup route might be tricky. My routes were 3/4" deep (iirc) and they just fit with only a minimal amount of foam under them.

    I eventually swapped Area Js into my fretless and it sounded better.
    Price Paid:
    120
  2. Willy-D
    Compliments a P middle well
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2020
    Sound:
    4.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Pros
    • + More powerful than stock Js
    Cons
    • - Doesnt do traditional Mwah, but it's own type is food
    If you are looking for a traditional J sound, don't look here. These pickups are thicker sounding, but no less expressive (to me a good thing). I've used the bridge pickup forever in a variety of P deluxe type basses, and as in the title, it works really well for that, particularly as it is more powerful than the traditional single coil (balances better). Only recently did I install a full set into a fretless J and was impressed with how heavy the neck pickup sounds by itself. Allows the full Jamerson grind if you lay into it, yet it can blend to add just a little bottom to the bridge p'up for a thickened type of mwah.
    Price Paid:
    Various
  3. staccatogrowl
    Noiseless design with decent mids and all-around tone
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 19, 2020
    Sound:
    5.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    5.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Dimarzio Model Js are my favorite aftermarket J pickup. They have a flexible tone profile and offer good midrange response. They are definitely not a scooped-mid pickup. Good overall output is welcome, as is the affordable price. My only disappointment with these pickups is that they are not available for 5-string bass.
    Price Paid:
    $129.99 US

Item Details

  1. Pickup Type:
    J set
    Magnet:
    Ceramic
    Price:
    MSRP $169, Street $120
    Other Specs:
    Wiring: 4 Conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output mV: 150
    DC Resistance: 6.82 Kohm
    Year of Introduction: 1979

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