Primarily Jazz pups but also the overflow category for single coil pups. Unless noted otherwise, all trials are fingerpick using the bass described strung with TI JF 344's run true stereo direct out (no pots) from each pup into seperate channels of a 2000 Polytone Mini Brute V, adjusted as worked to tunes. I've ran pups through various rigging and the charactistics of the pup follow it just as the acoustic tone inherent in a bass follows it. My standard pup setting is as high as they'll go without distorting and driving the strings into them. Pups mounted in standard Fender J neck and bridge position. Also all are played to the same tunes in the following styles: Reggae, blues, country, Rock - some Jazz, 60's R&B, and Latin, with a few Stanley Clarke riffs thrown in solo. In alphabetical order by manufacture with ==== marking latest pup, Have run: "MY Ideal Pups" (Pg.2) A REMINDER ABOUT THE NATURE OF PICKUPS (Pg.3) AFFECT OF A CERAMIC MAGNET ON TONE IN A FENDER NOISELESS J PICKUP (Pg.4) A QUICK FOLLOW-UP ON DC RESISTANCE (Pg.5) ====== Aero J's Type I (Pg.4) ALEMBIC J Bridge w/ALEMBIC PREAMP (Pg.4) Bartolini 9K set(Pg. 1) Bart 9K-L J bridge & Gibson EBO HB neck (Pg. 1) Bartolini multiple J placement (Pg.1) Bartolini 9V's (Pg.2) Bartolini 9CBJD (Pg.2) Bartolini 94J's (Pg.2) Bartolini active 9E J's (Pg.4) Bartolini 9JS Set (Pg.4) Bartolini 9W4 Quad neck (Pg.4) Bill Lawrence J45 Short (Pg.4) Carvin H50N HBs (Pg. 1) Dimarzio Ultra Jazz neck/DP 147 - parallel (Pg.4) Dimarzio Ultra Jazz neck/DP 147 - series (Pg.4) Dimarzio Model J neck/DP 123 - series (Pg.4) Duncan Active Lightnin Rods AJJ-2 (Pg. 1) Duncan Vintage Jazz SJB-1 (Pg. 1) Duncan Antiquity II's -acoustically bright bass (Pg.3) Duncan Antiquity II's -acoustically midrange bass (Pg.3) Duncan Classic Stack J's STK-J1n/STKJ1-b (Pg.3) Duncan Active Jazz JB-3aSB - Steve Bailey Fundamental Fretless (Pg.3) EMG Active JV's (Pg. 1) EMG Active LJ-5 Mid Position (Pg. 1) EMG active Jazz (Pg. 1) Fender Lace Sensors (Pg. 1) Fender '62 re-issue Geddy Lee's (Pg.2) Fender US Hi Way 1 (Pg.2) Fender Marcus Millers - Fender vintage? (Pg.2) Fender Marcus Miller - Comparison Sets 1 and 2 (Pg.2) Fender MIJ's - from '95 Japanese '62 re-issue fretless (Pg.3) Fender MIA's - from 2001 MIA Jazz (Pg.3) Fender Noiseless J (Primarily Bridge) (Pg.4) FENDER CUSTOM SHOP 60's J SET (Pg.5) Fender Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN5’s) (Pg.5)======= Gibson EBO "HB" & Bart 9K-L "J" (Pg. 1) KENT ARMSTRONG SLV-1 SPLIT-TUBE LIPSTICKS (Pg.4) Ken Smith J45's (Pg.2) Ken Smith Stacked HB J's - 80's/90's EMG Style housing (Pg.3) Lindy Fralin J bridge - mid position (Pg.2) Lindy Fralin J's - 2% underwound/plain enamel wire (Pg.3) Rickenbacker 70's Original 4001 (Pg. 4) RICKENBACKER SIDE BY SIDE SOLO COMPARISON (ORIGINAL 70'S RIC 4001's / DUNCAN SRB-1B/SRB-1N / BARTOLINI 6RS/6RC (SEE DIMENTO'S "HB' EXPERIMENT) Shur (of Pensa Shur) Noiseless J (Primarily Bridge) (Pg.4) - so far. -------------------------------- CARVIN H50N's Played the Carvins tonight, making this the second playing. I was fairly impressed the first time and even more so tonight. I recalled the BP J shootout as well as their '98 LB 70 review and was confused as to why the contradiction in their reviews. In looking them over again, I realized the shootout was H50 pups and the 70 review was on H50N's, so they're apparently different pups and my experience paralleled their findings on the LB 70. Good lows and mids and the highs are pleasantly rounded so you don't get that through the roof treble that's hell to deal with. Better than average output. Nice J tone, some growl. Maybe a little above average in clarity - definitely not like Barts. Played well to a broad range of musical styles - Reggae, blues, country, Rock - some Jazz, 60's R&B, and Latin. The only thing of slight annoyance was they picked up my fingers some in the attack, but it's not a pronounced out of bounds transfer. Good enough to be keepers until I run across something similar that does a better job and I'd say not likely a pair of pups most players would cast aside without second thoughts. I didn't run it through an outboard preamp and usually don't unless I can't get the pups to work passively. All the outboard will do is boost or cut the signal the pups put out anyway. I've got an incoming Aggie OBP 3 to ad to the collection to check pups out with as well (but I really got it to confirm some thoughts about the Aggie).