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Dimazrio model J ....with steelrounds or flats???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    Im gonna change the PUs on my stock MiJ to a model J after hearing rave reviews of it from the brothers on talkbass....Im thinkin whether I should string it with steels or flats. I have no experience with flats, but I always hear good stuff abt them. Im scared it would cut through with a distorted guitar and keyboards in my band.... I play anything from top 40s to modern rock and with fingers.

    Also, what pots should I use when I change the Model J??? Thanks big time
  2. mikeldtl


    Oct 23, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Personally I use steels with my Model J loaded jazz bass. DR Hi-beams specifically. Not really sure the sounds you are after but I would recommend using 500K pots as these are darker sounding pickups. I think that nickel rounds with the 500K pot setup would be a good compromise and cover all bases (pun intended) approach for you. IME and etc of course.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    dark model Js + dark flats = a pretty dark bass.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    i have flats on my fender copy parts bass with model pj's. but somehow i can't help but think it's a bit of a waste to have such hot pickups that have a rolled off high end and not use rounds. and still i keep the flats on it.
  5. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    ah crappp. i got myself some flats instead. we'll see how it sounds tml after the luthier installed it for me
  6. this is the sound i hear in my head, and what i'm saving for... ...model j pickups and labella flats.

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