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High End Pickup ?'s

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ralphdaddy, Dec 16, 2003.


  1. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Allright, since most people don't make drop in replacements for an Am. Std. Jazz V I have few options. But I really want to know what you guys have to say about the Bartolini 57J1's, basically the same as the 59's but they fit in a Jazz, and the Lindy Fralin jazz replacement pickups, which I'm not sure if they fit in my bass without roting, if you know please let me know!!!!
     
  2. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Also, what's the deal with changing out my pots for 500 Kohm pots? Does that do anything spectacular for my sound?
     
  3. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    If you're interested in replacing the pups in your American Jazz V I highly recommend the Bartolini 57J's, they are simply amazing pickups. Crisp tone, higher output than the stock Fenders, an actual slap and pop sound that can be used, they are FAR superior to the stock Fenders. The only problem I had, and I didn't think of it as a problem, was I had to cut the opening in my pickguard for the neck pup to widen it a bit as the Bart pickup was a hair wider, but it was well worth it and they were only 120!!! It gets no better than that.
     
  4. Armchair Thief

    Armchair Thief Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Houston, Texas
    ripped from stewmac.com:


    250K vs. 500K
    Generally, 500K-ohm pots are used with humbuckers and 250Ks are used with single-coil pickups. 25K pots are used for active systems.

    You can use any value you like, but a 250K will give a slightly warmer tone than a 500K pot. The 250K pot bleeds off (attenuates) some of the high frequencies to ground. A 1Meg-ohm pot will attenuate even less than a 500K pot, so if you want to hear your guitar "wide open" you may want to try one.