Fender Jazz Bass Made in Mexico

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by profdannyspit, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. profdannyspit


    Jun 12, 2008
    I have a Fender Standard Jazz bass made in mexico and I have abandoned it and it has not been played in about 5 years. I was looking at it today and it is a nice looking bass (brown sunburst) and I was thinking of reviving it with new pickups. I play mostly "punk" with a pick with a boss overdrive pedal. What would be a good recommendation for pickups?
  2. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    I think Dimarzio model J would sound great playing that kind of music, but almost anything will be better than the stock pup's.

    IMO of course.
  3. profdannyspit


    Jun 12, 2008
    Thanks a lot. I'll pick some up this weekend.
  4. profdannyspit


    Jun 12, 2008
    So I checked out a couple of pickups then and I did like the DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set but I am also looking at the EMG JHZ Passive Bass Pickup Set. I kind of narrowed it down to those two but I still would like to hear more opinions on either of those pickups. I narrowed it down to those two but I am still willing to hear of other recommendations.
  5. Dimarzio Model J (DP123)!!

    After a lotta years of playing a lotta basses with a lotta different pickups, I've become a huge advocate of these. I myself have a '95 MIM Jazz with these installed.

    I first tried an UltraJazz set but found them a little too trebley and couldn't get the string to string output balance quite right.
    The Model J set gives me more of everything I want, great lows, mids and highs, while maintaining a beefier, authentic, growly Jazz tone. Also, they have adjustable pole pieces, so each string can be matched in output to the others.

    My bass was made when Fender was using one size pickup for either bridge or neck position, but presented no problem with the fit.
  6. scootron


    Jul 17, 2007
    Moved to Texas
    I just modded up a MIM Standard Squier Jazz including some active Basslines, and they sound great. (I also added tuners, bridge, pots, etc.) I'm guessing the Basslines would sound great in your Fender MIM Jazz, too.
  7. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    From what I have heard passive emgs arent very good. I have had duncan sjb3s in my mim jazz and they sounded great. But dont compair to the duncan antiquity 2s. If you want a great vintage j bass tone the antiquity 2s cant be beat. Im looking at the delano j bass pickup set that each pickup is a humbucker.
  8. you have to go with the dimarzio model j's, i picked up my mim jazz today at my tech's i had a good set-up and model j's installed, oh my lord are these things just what the doctor ordered,. i play all types of music, but play the same type as you in my band.these things make it sound better than any jazz bass i have ever played. it sounds better than my lakland dj4 w/ audere pre. and they are dead quiet, absolutely no hum whatsoever.
  9. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Valley of the Sun (AZ)
    Just another vote for the Model Js. They seem a little more even than the Ultra Jazz. Always been a big DiMarzio fan.