Diff. between '70s and '60s jazz bridge pickups?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fresnorich, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. fresnorich


    Sep 17, 2003
    Fresno, CA
    Is there any difference between the bridge pickup on a '70s jazz bass (with the 4" spacing) and the bridge pickup on a '60s jazz bass (3.5" spacing)?

    In other words, did they modify the pickup in any way when they moved it a half inch closer to the bridge? (more windings, etc.)

    I'm waiting on a set of '72 jazz pickups and I want to know if they will sound correct if installed on a jazz bass with 3.5" spacing or if I should use a proper '70s (or Geddy) body to match the pickups.
  2. vintager


    Jan 29, 2005
    Only potentilally 'mistake' would be non-period-correct application. Pickups were not modified to accomodate change in position, wich was fractions of inch, they just started having rubber covered wires and some minor changes in winding, i wish i knew more about this too.
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