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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Green Lantern, Dec 25, 2012.
Ive got a passive Classic 70s Jazz bass that I swapped out the stock pickups for a pair of Nordstrand split-coil vintage pickups.
I love the way the bass plays but the stock pickups were too thin and brittle sounding for my taste.
The Nordstrands have a very unique tone with lots of growl.
A better question (to me) would be: When didn't you update your Fender Jazz, Precision, etc. Always adding or subtracting pieces parts...but never adding active electronics. I did try a varitone mod - it's for sale. Everything else possible has been fooled with at one time or another
I updated the stock pups to Dimarzio noiseless (Model J) ones. The stock sounded fine, I just don't like that single-coil hum.