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2012 Fender American Special Jazz bass pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by OzzyGreg, Jun 28, 2014.


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    I have been finding conflicting info online about the type of pickups fitted to the 2012 Fender American Special Jazz bass.
    Some sources say "Single-coil alnico Jazz Bass" pickups, some say "Custom Shop 60s" pickups, others "Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single-coil", .
    Maybe the Single and Vintage ones are the same thing? Dunno.

    Can anyone tell me with certainty which it is please?
    I'm considering buying a set of Custom Shop 60s pickups after viewing this video for my own 2012 American Special, but won't bother if that's what's already fitted to the bass.

     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014
  2. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    They are Fender single coil Alnico Vintage addition pickups
     
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  3. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    This is directly from info I had on mine:
    Bridge Pickup:
    Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz BassĀ®

    Neck Pickup:
    Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Jazz BassĀ®

    Hope this helps,
    Gary
     
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  4. Thanks!
     
  5. mattpbass

    mattpbass

    May 8, 2011
    I have a pair do these pickups , they are the same pickups that are in the highway one jazz basses, they are great! I have them in my 73 jazz and are great!!
     
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  6. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    They were the only pickups that came with a bass I loved so I kept them. Much better sounding than the sterile sounding 2004 MIA Fender Jazz I had
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I ordered a set of Custom SHop 60s a few days ago.

    Now I'm REALLY dying for them to arrive!
     
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  8. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    Sounds good! I think you made a wide choice
     
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    Is this in reference to the fatter sound they produce? :laugh:
     

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