Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Review+Soundclips (Awesome Pickups :D)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FunkyMan, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Hello folks, i'm very happy with the results of my finished jazz bass build project, the pickups are Diamrzio Ultra Jazz and the Preamp is an Aguilar OBP-3

    I'll put Some soundclips and i hope you like the sound, the bass has ash body, all maple neck, DR Marcus Miller Fat Beams, the pickup placement is in 70's style, all the clips were recorded in passive mode direct to the interface, so you get a better idea of the pure sound.

    Overall this are a very traditional sounding jazz bass type sound, very clear, lots of bottom, very quiet, the bridge pup soloed sounds growly and nasal as you will expect, dialing with the tone pot, you can achieve a vintage tone without problems, i've played boutique basses with single coil type pickups, and honestly i don't see any difference soundwise, impresive tone for a 100$ pickup, and with an amp it's another beautiful story!

    if anyone are interested, the control plate layout have:

    -2 volume pots with push/pull for Series and Paralel Sound
    -1 stacked pot with Mid and Tone control in pasive mode
    -1 stacked pot with bass and mid
    -1 switch for active pasive
    -1 switch for mid freq selection

    (Sorry for the demos, i recorded it later in the nigth) sorry for bad english too hehe!


    This clips shows a simple bass line, first with Bridge, 2nd Both, and last with Neck position in Parallel Mode:


    This clips shows a simple bass line, first with Bridge, 2nd Both, and and last with Neck position in Series Mode:


    Bridge in Paralel:


    Bridge in Series:


    Both in Paralel:


    Both in Series:


    Neck in Paralel:


    Neck in Series:


    Slap in Paralel:


    Slap in Series:


    Hope you liked the tone of this awesome pickups, let me know what you guys think!
  2. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I am not sure how these sound clips can exist...I don't see any pictures of the bass!
  3. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Sorry, i don't understand, you mean that the links aren't working?
  4. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Yes, I have this very same combination of pickups + preamp in my Carvin LB70. And I agree: They sound great together. Very modern (due to the Ultrasounds), very powerful (due to the OBP-3). :cool:

  5. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    It's a running joke here on TB..."no pics, no bass".

    You haven't posted any pictures of your completed build so therefore it does not exist and should not produce any sound! ;) :p

    Oops...I see the pic now! Carry on...nothing to see here...keep moving...sorry.
  6. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    Oh i got it haha! Well i opened a thread in Luthiers section showing lots of pics of the build, i should go and update that thread
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ultrajazzes do a really good job of sounding vintage while being humbuckers. Don't have a set but I've got one in the bridge position of my modded 76 Precision and it swings.
  8. TomRobison


    Jul 20, 2018
    Glad I found this. Looking at doing the same but with a 5 string jazz. Thanks!