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.