5 string jazz update

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Pea-NUT, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    Ok, here goes. Its probably been asked.
    I have a 5 string jazz bass with passive junker p'ups in it. What do i need to do to update. Seymour duncan. I noticed something like you cant retrofit the active SD jazz's into it or something. Im clueless. Make some suggestions.....bart's EMGs, what would be best?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    You oughta' get a good "machinist's" rule (real accurate) and
    check the string spacing and dimensions of your current pickups.
    Stew Mac has one for ~$10.

    Usually, bridge and neck J pups are slightly different sized.
    Sometimes (to save $ ), manufacturers use same-sized J pickups.
    Early MIM Fenders an example.

    If your pickups are different, one option might be the Seymour
    Duncan 67/70 or 70/74
    single coils. `Sposed to deliver the
    "`62 vibe". The numbers refer to the string spacing...B to G,
    centerline to centerline.

    Either set runs ~$123 at discount guitarparts. A little more
    at Warmoth.