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60's vs 70's J sound???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gillento, Nov 26, 2005.


  1. gillento

    gillento

    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I am looking for some decent 5 string J PUs for my esh bass. Reading thru the posts, I came to narrow my search to Aeros vs Farlins. Very often they are described with the terms of 60's vs 70's J sound. I am rather lost here.

    What are the main characteristics of the 60's vs 70's J sound (or Aero VS Fralins?
     
  2. arbitrary

    arbitrary

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    possibly 70's more nasaly, but there are 70's J basses w/the bridge pup closer to the bridge. Hopefully you'll get a better respsonse than this one.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    as mentioned, the J pickup was closer to the bridge in the 70's J's. This gives a brighter sound from that pickup.

    I guess I'd think of a Marcus Miller classic in your face sound as 70s Jazz - ash bodied jazz, steel strings. 60s Jazz would be a mellower sound, possibly flatwounds.