Best Jazz Bass pickup to use with overdrive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GattsYAC, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. GattsYAC


    Jan 10, 2014

    I have a japanese Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass and im looking for news pickups. The bass is stock, so the pickups are probably the "Fender Original Jazz Bass Pickups". I use the clean signal mixed with some dirty almost all the time. The stock pickups do the job, but nothing spetacular. I'm going for a tone between Geddy Lee (Snakes & Arrows and Clockwork Angels) and Billy Sheehan (in The Winery Dogs). Im using Rotosound Swing Bass 66, EBS Billy Sheehan OD (as my main dirt pedal) and MXR Bass Compressor (In the clean loop of the EBS Billy Sheehan). I still want to have a classic Jazz Bass tone, so i think Dimarzio Model J is not an option, maybe when i have another jazz bass. I play almost all the time with fingers, and im not a slapper.
    An option that im considering is the Fender Pure Vintage 74, but i can't find much info about it. Any opinions or suggestions?
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    the stock ones should be awesome; i'd look further downstream. (if you want more aggressive grind out of them, switch the pots from 250kΩ to 500kΩ for more high end slice.)