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Fender Jbass pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kickinbass, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. kickinbass


    Nov 19, 2004
    ontario canada
    Hi i want to change the pick-ups on my mim j bass with a set of american ones. I got a good deal on a used set but not sure if they are truely american or not. My J is a 98 and the american is a 97 the pickup serial numbers are 048613 & 048612 the serial for the bass is N7269775. Does anyone know if these are truely american and will they just drop in with no mods. thanks
  2. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Your MIM will need to be modded at bit. It uses 2 identical sized pickups. The American ones were different sizes-the bridge pickup is bigger than the neck pickup.

    The American bass is definitely a 97, going by the serial number. Unless that bass had a swap somewhere else along the line, you should have no problem.

    The bridge pickup cavity on your MIM will have to be enlarged a little bit, and I believe your pickguard may need to be shaved a little too.

    Other than that, should be no problem :hyper: