Any true humbucking J pickups around?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TuneSalad666, Mar 3, 2018.


  1. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    I was wondering if anyone makes humbucker J pickups, and not just hum canceling split coils, a bit like the humbucker guitar strat pickups using two blades in a single coil enclosure?

    Edit!!: Since there seem to be some confusion about what I mean with true humbuckers: By true humbuckers I actually mean traditional humbuckers, as in pickups that uses two coils run in serial connection under two parallel rows of polepieces or rails.
     
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  2. okabass

    okabass

    Mar 19, 2005
    Finland,Lahti
    At least Joe Barden (JBE) and Reverend.
    J-Style Bass Pickups for J-Bass | JBE Pickups
    Pickups
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I got nutn. Just swung by to say Welcome to TalkBass @TuneSalad666 !!!!!!
     
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  4. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    Thank you a lot.

    My first impression, though I don't have much to base it on, makes me gravitate towards the Reverend one.

    Maybe even go all the way and get both a humbucker J and P pickup for my P/J bass, which currently is equipped with a set of EMG Geezer Butler pickups.

    Actually I am quite satisfied with the Geezer pickups, still I guess there is always the drive to search for an even better tone, which of course always will be a matter of personal preference.

    Guess I am looking for a fuller tone with a bit more of a piano like definition and clarity to it.

    Not that I am any expert on pickups, but from my little experience and what I read it seems like humbuckers with ceramic magnets, which the Reverends are, might be able to get me closer to what I am going for.

    Please do correct me if I am wrong in that assumption.

    Thank you :)
     
  5. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
  6. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    That is not a true humbucker though, just a dual split coil hum canceling J pickup with the basic character of a normal single coil J, just like the EMG Geezer Butler J pickup I have already installed.
     
  7. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    I don't know about using the word "true" in true humbucker to refer to one kind of humbucking pickup. Split coil and stack coil designs are "true" humbuckers in that they truly do buck the 60 cycle hum.

    Dual-coil J pickups are a tall order to fit inside a narrow J pickup casing. There were some from SGD, but I wouldn't recommend trying to buy those new now given the issues with the proprietor. Keeping an eye open for a used set might be good though.
     
  8. Haroldo

    Haroldo Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    North Shore, MA
    It's unclear if this fits ther bill (probably stacked coil). However, in my experience, Bill Lawrence's Wilde Pickups are a stunning bargain.

    "The J-45 set offers Bill's multi-pole piece system for 4 string, 5 and some narrow 6 string Jazz Bass instruments. His airgap noisefree design for the jazz bass replacement comes standard with pole pieces at a slight stagger to accommodate most neck radius. Flush pole pieces are available per request which may require additional wait time."

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  9. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    The J-45s are indeed stacked coil, and they are phenomenal.
     
  10. Haroldo

    Haroldo Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    North Shore, MA
    I knew about the phenomenal part!
     
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  11. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    Since you seem to fail to understand what I mean unless I use 100% correct technical terms (even if I did specify in the first post of this thread that dual split coil hum canceling pickups doesn't qualify as what I call a true humbucker pickup):

    By true humbuckers I actually mean traditional humbuckers, as in pickups that uses two coils run in serial connection under two parallel rows of polepieces or rails.
     
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  12. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    I understood you perfectly and made a suggestion of a pickup model that's in line with your request. :D
     
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  13. mobdirt

    mobdirt Guest

    Jun 14, 2017
    man i miss those sweet scns that came with my jb :(

    ..should prob order them again:)
     
  14. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    Well, sorry about that, guess I wrote you off as someone who just wanted to play Professor Nitpicking.
     
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  15. mobdirt

    mobdirt Guest

    Jun 14, 2017
    theres also the suhr humphreys..
     
  16. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Denmark
    Again not what I am looking for, those pickups are split coil hum canceling too with the aim of reproducing the tone of a classical single coil J pickup.
     
  17. mobdirt

    mobdirt Guest

    Jun 14, 2017
    cool
    i think nordstrand makes some blade type pickups, not sure..
    i have the nordstrand noiseless no idea if they are split coil or anything
     
  18. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    When pickup manufacturers design a pickup to fit in a Jazz Bass housing (hum canceling or otherwise), I believe they’re still trying to stay in the traditional Jazz Bass “ballpark” tone wise, as that’s what the market demands. Also, a pickup with the physical dimensions of a Jazz Bass pickup will have Jazz Bass tone “baked-in”.

    If you really want a “traditional” humbucker with side-by-side coils, I think you going to have to get the router out, and abandon the Jazz Bass pickup idea.
     
  19. Artman

    Artman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Georgetown, TX
    Sounds to me as if you really need a different bass. One that has larger humbuckers already in place, or at least big soapbars that can be replaced with big phat humbuckers. Ibanz SRX 700/705 are a solid choice. Neck-through on the 700s, and lower models are bolt-on if you prefer that but have different pickups. Fast necks, good fretwork. Stock SRX 700/705 pickups are very piano like.
    They are discontinued and you can find used ones for dirt cheap all over the world.
     
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