Essex Jazz replacement advice wanted

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Stinsok, Nov 29, 2003.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Going to replace the pickups in the Essex. I play finger style and my basses have to be "jacks of all trades." I am looking for pickups that are warm, deep and bright. I am going the passive route and will be using a Samsamp. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Essex Jazz(in the thread title)- yes I did the search. Didn't find what I wanted.
     
  3. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    SMASH beat me to it...I was going to suggest the same thing! :D Check your PMs for more info.
     
  4. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    I just installed a Seymour Duncan Classic Stack in the neck position of my Essex JBass.

    Dropped right in. (except the stock cover's too thick...SD's sending a correct cover for $5)

    Oh, and beware of phase problems.

    Good luck!
     
  5. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I put Fender Custom Shop 60's pickups into my Essex Jazz. They work wonderfully, and I only had to route out the pickguard a little bit. (PS- even though it is nice, I am selling that bass if anyone is interested. :D)
     
  6. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    What's the latest on your project?