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? about after market pickups and MIM jazz bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jazzbasslover, Dec 10, 2004.


  1. Jazzbasslover

    Jazzbasslover

    Dec 8, 2004
    I have 2 MIM jazz basses, a 5 string and a 4 string fretless. I've been thinking of changing the pickups. I've heard that some aftermarket pickups wont fit into MIM J basses. Is this true? Could anyone recommend any good pickups.
     
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    There is a huge amount of information on J-pickups in this forum.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91384
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123790

    Also try searching to see what you can find.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/search.php?
     
  3. Some of the pickups, including the EMG P/J set that I have, are wider than stock for the bridge position. The hole can be made wider with a router. It's a small difference, but it's enough to make things a little bit harder.