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Fender American Standart Jazz bass Upgrade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zeh, Oct 16, 2003.


  1. zeh

    zeh

    Jul 11, 2003
    Lisbon , Portugal
    I have a Fender American Standart Jazz bass (1999) , and Im thinking on upgrading it cause the sound is not what I have in mind for a JB , I want a more clean and punchier but still jazzie sound , can Any one give me some advice on what pickups should I get , or any other upgrade? tkx:bassist: :cool:
     
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Grab a J Retro preamp and toss it in.
     
  3. chris4001asat

    chris4001asat

    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    I keep reading about the j-retro, but I still don't know who makes it or how to order it. I love the neck on my Geddy Lee, but I need a little more bottom from it. I play probably a little too hard:D , and it just seems to "bottom out". I play in a kind of funky, R&Bish band with a horn section.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    go with bartolinis. Or the preamp. I like bartolinis through active or passive. either way, they are awesome.
     
  5. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    J-Retro Info Here
     
  6. zeh

    zeh

    Jul 11, 2003
    Lisbon , Portugal
    If I go with the bartolinis , wich passive ones do u recomend?