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Fender Jazz Pickups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by guidobassman, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. guidobassman


    Dec 28, 2007
    If the Fender Custom Shop pickups are overwound for more punch as Fender says, why is the DC Resistance slightly lower than the Original Jazz Bass pickups? I thought that higher DC resistance meant higher output?
  2. I don't know about this stuff.... but wouldn't it make sense that if there was a higher resistance, the output would be more.. well resisted? lower?
  3. In general, higher output comes from pickups with higher DC resistance (more windings around the magnet). However, there are 3 elements to a pickup - inductance (henries), capacitance (farads) and resistance (ohms). All of these work together to create a sound. Low frequency response is dictated by the resistance to inductance ratio. All you can easily measure is DC resistance.

    The other thing to watch out for is marketing terms. What does more punch mean? Does it mean higher output or a different frequency response?
  4. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    They are called custom shop 60's , perhaps they are an overwound version of a vintage pickup , hence the lower dc resistance (vintage pickups have lower output and dc resistance)

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