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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
    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


    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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