Humbucker in single jazz pup formfactor

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by sninja, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Hi there, I'm looking for humbucker (no stack) in SINGLE jazz pup to install it in bridge position. Wanna get kinda stingray sounds from my jazz, but don't wanna buy stingray or install full MM pickup to my old jazz.
    Does anybody makes this kind of pickup, where coils are parallel, (not a stack humbucker like DiMarzio Model J) ?
    Can I buy DiMarzio hotrail for strat and reassemble it to fit my jazz pup cover?
    This is what i mean
  2. tom-g


    Oct 2, 2007
    Um, the Model J is not stacked. It's exactly what you want. Tonewise, of course, you will have to decide.
  3. Thanks! I'll take a closer look on this pups!
  4. IWieldTheSpade


    Mar 15, 2010
    The Dimarzio Model J is a split coil pickup, kinda like a P pickup where one coil picks up only one pair of strings. OP wants something that's like a standard humbucker coil configuration in jazz size.

    Sninja, you probably won't get too much in the way of Stingray type sounds with that setup, general consensus seems to be that a lot of that tone comes from the position of the pickup, and I'm pretty sure the big fat humbucker has something to do with it too. That said, a humbucker in the bridge position of your jazz will definitely give you a bit more beef to your sound
  5. ex-tension


    Jun 11, 2009
  6. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Delano has the awesome-looking JMVC 4 FE/M2 - always wanted to try one!

  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Those Delano's are split coils just like the DiMarzio's.

    Those SGD Jazzbuckers are what I would go with. They are outstanding. Order them from Best Bass Gear, and only if they have them in stock.
  8. Thank you!
  9. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    Barden makes a rails humbucking J pickup.

    To get more highs & lows like a MM, I'd look at a DiMarzio UltraJazz. To me, the J is more middy and growly.

    Others who make end to end humbuckers: Bart, Fralin, the new Fender N3, Aguilar, possibly others.
  10. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    a side by side split-coil stealthily fits inside a regular J cover without visually revealing itself. here's what the coils look like prior to being connected together and loaded into a cover. that's a single-coil J5 pickup for reference

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  11. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    Hmm. With the large single-pole per string, and the articulation characteristics that single pole-per-string pickups have, including MM, that might very well be a good pickup for the OP's application, indeed.
  12. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
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