Fender Pure Vintage 64 Jazz Bass Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 808P123, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 808P123

    808P123

    Mar 25, 2015
    I just bought a "new" set on ebay. Anyone out there have them? I have seen pics with the ground strip and no ground strip on the brass mounting plates, these do not have the grounding strip. Mine also did not come with tubing. Measured 7.4k on teh neck and 8k on the bridge. That seems on the far end of the margin given they are spec'd at 7k a piece.

    I'm going to pop 'em in anyways but I get the feeling I got rooked.
     
  2. Ragul

    Ragul

    Jun 8, 2015
    From what I‘ve seen the original ’64 Jazz formvar p/u’s range from 7.0k to 7.7k (neck), and 7.5k to 8.1k (bridge). Also ’64 Jazz caps were either .05 or .02 ceramic.

    I have two sets of the ‘74 Jazz RI p/u’s. The advertised dcr’s don’t match what I purchased.
     
  3. 808P123

    808P123

    Mar 25, 2015
    Thanks Ragul I appreciate the input. Looking forward to popping them in a project I have in the works.
     
  4. Ragul

    Ragul

    Jun 8, 2015
    My two ‘74 Jazz RI sets are: Neck 7.4k/Bridge 7.8k, and Neck 7.39k/Bridge 8.1k. They’re advertised as 7.8k and 8.3k.
    I went with the ‘74 Jazz RI’s as they are enamel wire and wanted dcr’s in this range. Early ‘60s Jazz p/u’s were enamel, and then switched to formvar in ’64. Whether the wire makes any difference is another topic.
    I use Sprague Mylar Orange Drop 225P caps - .033 with the first set and .025 for the second. Fender switched from ceramic to .022 poly film in the late ‘60s.
    Whether caps make any difference is yet another discussion. I hear a difference between ceramic and poly film, and between .047 and .022. The .022 with the second p/u set (same dcr’s as yours) sound great.
     
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  5. 808P123

    808P123

    Mar 25, 2015
    I have never heard one bit of difference between dialectic materials of the same value. Anytime I did hear a difference was due to tolerances changing the value of the cap.
     
  6. jnumme

    jnumme Low End To No End

    Sep 19, 2010
    West Michigan
    Let's know your thoughts after you played a bit. I've been considering picking up a set . I hear their very good in the flea bass.
     
  7. 808P123

    808P123

    Mar 25, 2015
    I played the Flea bass and while I did t love it, I did find the pickups had an interesting quality so I picked up a set. I am in he middle of an amp build but I am looking forward to drop them in a jazz bass project.
     
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