5 string jazz pup for narrow spacing?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tony moore, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. i just picked up a g&l l5000 (5 string with a skinny neck, tight string spacing and a passive slit-p type pup), i'd like to add a jazz type pup in the bridge spot. but given the skinny neck and tight string spacing, i'm worried the pole pieces won't line up with the strings correctly using a regular 5 string pickup. staying passive is a must and the tone of the g&l pup is pretty aggressive...

    any suggestions?


  2. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Bar magnet pickups such as the Bart 59J series and the Carvin J99 and H50N should work. The Bill Lawrence J-45 has a universal pole piece design that should work on any spacing you can throw at it.
  3. todd 4ta

    todd 4ta

    Apr 3, 2003
    I would also recommend the Lawrence J-45 both for fit and tone.

    The pickups are the same outside dimensions as a set of regular 4 string jazz pickups. I guess you could choose either the neck or bridge width, depending on which one fits better. I think the magnetic field for the strings would be the same for either (you may want to confirm).