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Custom Shop 60's in an American Jazz Bass Deluxe

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Fuzzro, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Fuzzro


    Jul 24, 2002
    Huntsville, Al.
    I recently put some Fender Custom Shop 60's Jazz Bass Pickups in my late 90's Fender Jazz Bass Deluxe which had Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Pickups. I was hoping for a better tone. The Dimarzio's were too boomy but now the custom shop's are too thin with no bottom end even when boosting the bass. does anyone know if this is because of the preamp or are the 60's thin on the lower end. Anyone have any suggestions for a fix?
  2. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    cs60's arent the most robust pickups so matched with any pre, your description sounds about right.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    with that pre, i would expect not so much a lack of bottom as a boosted treble, which they engineered into those basses to compensate for the dull-sounding stock "noiseless" pickups.

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