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Best Jazz pickups for slap

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by poopmaster, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. poopmaster


    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm looking to upgrade pickups in my jazz bass to get beefier slap, and especially pop tone. I want something thats going to sound downright chunky and funky, more like a MM humbucker, but in a passive J pickup. Right now I'm looking in the direction of DiMarzio Js (model DP123).... I've heard they have nice aggressive attack and punch. Anyone have better suggestions?

  2. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I love fralins.
    Growly, but jazz bass not musicman.
    Your choice would be aggressive mids...but nothing sounds like a musicman.
    Wrong pickup placement
  3. i recommend the Dimarzio ultra jazz DP149 they are humbucking and have a great slap tone, get the lows well and the sizzle of the highs. Dimarzio themselves describe them as beefed up jazz pick ups. EQ also has alot to do with the tone but if you cant get anything out of your current pickups check out the Ultra Jazz!

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