2016 USA fender jazz pickup pole pieces

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by hihosilver, May 1, 2017.

  1. hihosilver


    Oct 18, 2012
    Has anyone tried raising the A and D pole pieces on fender jazz pick ups? I have unequal string volume but not sure if I will break a winding? My other jazz has dimarzios with adjustable pieces and that's perfect, I know the boomy E and high volume G is part of the sound but I'd like it more even.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    it can be done but there is a risk of breaking a coil wire and killing the pickup.

    that said, i've been nudging the middle poles of fender vintage-style pickups made since like the mid-90s and they nearly always survive just fine. the poles move fairly easily compared to say duncan's vintage-wound pickups.

    barring all that, the fix is to just drop them down a bit, which reduces the volume differences between one string and the next.
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  3. I wouldn't risk damaging the coils. It would be very easy to destroy your pickups by trying to mess with the pole pieces.
  4. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    I have raise the single coil P bass pickup A and D magnet pole piece about 1mm without single issus, i just for got to take photo. But here is my hand draw.
    From my drawing, i believe the single coil jazz pup is same winding pattern like single coil P pickup, the A and D dint warp by wire compare to Split Coil .

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  5. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Or try this ..Neodymium magnet

    Using 1mm ~ 1.5mm height piece.

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  6. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    Neo magnets will most certainly degauss the poles. And I know of people who successfully push rod magnets...but I've seen many broken coils because of it, so do it at your own risk.
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