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Can anyone rewind my J pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TimBosby, Jun 8, 2014.


  1. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I have a dead neck pickup from a Jazz bass. My friend/guitar player thinks I squished the wire when I put a cream cover on it. I don't want to attempt to do it myself. I'm wondering if there's a Talkbass member who can help a brother out. I believe it was originally in an American Standard series Jazz bass. We don't have any techs in town anymore who I want to go to for this kind of thing, so hoping I can ship it to someone on here, Paypal a reasonable fee, and then get it sent back.

    Let me know, thanks!
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    if it's an american standard pickup with the plastic bobbin, it's not worth re-winding, you can buy a better one for $50-60.

    chances are though, it may not be busted! plastic-bobbin fenders have a common problem where the connection goes bad right where the lead wires go into the little eyelets with the coil wires; re-flowing the solder connection often does the trick, melting through the insulation on the tiny coil wire and re-establishing the connection.
     
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    All I know is that it's a USA Fender...not sure if it's American Standard, American Vintage or something else.
    The coil is smushed though :meh:
    If re-winding is really that expensive, I'll get a new one. I figured re-winding would be fairly cheap.
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Disregard. Found some Road Worn J pickups for $50 shipped.
    Will just toss my dead pickup and sell my live pickup.
    I've played Road Worn P pickups before and they sound good. I imagine the Js are good too.
    I am not really one to drink the expensive/boutique pickup Kool-Aid.
    Tone is in the fingers so my tone is going to suck regardless! Lol!
     
  5. Dogghouse

    Dogghouse

    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    I put Antiquity II's for Jazz Bass in my Roadworn. I hear a significant upgrade in phatness over the stock ones.
     

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