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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ckonthe1, Jul 30, 2001.
I'm looking for some Fender Jazz replacement pickups. Any thoughts on
some good ones?
I just got some DiMarzio DP123's and I'm going to install them today. The price was definitely right from Musician's Friend and they got decent reviews in Bass Player magazine's J-pup shoot-out. Check it out at their website. You should be able to get a good idea of something from there, just make sure you have an idea of what type of sound you're shooting for with some replacement pup's.
Dimarzio DP123's rock!
I liked them so much, I bought a second old Squier Jazz and put the DP123's in it too. Cream or Black. Humbucking even when only running one pickup, can't beat that.
I'm gonna check into those tomorrow!
I just replaced the pickups in my American Jazz bass. I choose EMG pickups for their quick attack (very punchy), extended frequency response, and versatility (esp. if you add EMG's EQ circuits). Most of the studio bassists I have read about use EMG pickups the same reasons. I have not been disappointed in these pickups.
The DiMarzio DP123 pickups sound fat and warm. They are very traditional sounding but not very flexible because the high-end is rolled off. If you slap at all, then these pickups are not for you. If you need to cut through lots of guitar or keyboard, then these pickups are not for you. If you just need to fill up a lot of bottom end and are only going to be a support player, then these pickups would be great. It really depends on what type of playing you are going to be doing.
I hope this helps.
That does help a lot! Thanks! I don't play my Fender a lot, but when I do, I need it to sound
great! I slap a little bit, but I live in the same town as Vic Wooten, Keith Horne, John Billings
and Paul Chapman....soooooo, I try not to slap in PUBLIC! HAHAH!!!
I have a buddy that has EMG's in his Jazz bass. It sounds great! From your assesment, the
DiMarzio's might be the way to go for me. I'll do some more homework though.
Thanks a bunch guys!