I want PUNCH in a J pickup.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mr. Pitiful, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. Mr. Pitiful

    Mr. Pitiful

    Jan 22, 2003
    Fargo ND
    I have a Yamaha BBG4, and need a punchier tone. The stock pickups are passive and I would like to try actives as long as they wont buzz. What pickups will give me that PUNCH with out the buzz?
    Also, what should I expect to pay?

    Mr. Pitiful
  2. DiMarzio Model J
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Word. Still passive, too.
  4. Mr. Pitiful

    Mr. Pitiful

    Jan 22, 2003
    Fargo ND
    I played a Peavey cirrus yesterday and WOW.. does anyone know if you can get that style of 18 volt pickups in the J style, and if it would all fit in my Passive Yamaha?


    Mr. Pitiful
  5. emg's will take 18v
    and they do jazz pups in plain and pole'd
    you need a battery compartment though
    have you room in the yamaha for 2 pp3's
    i have an emg 30hb and it punches
    they come with passive tone
    but do a fine range of onboard eq modules.
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've played alot of Yamaha BBG4 & I thought that the pick-up's in it were the punchiest of any bass in that price range & even more expensive.

    How long has it been since you changes the strings on your bass? A nice, new set of strings will bring life to any bass!!!! <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif">
  7. I've got Dimarzio's in my American Jazz and it's got great punch.

    Try here
  8. Mr. Pitiful

    Mr. Pitiful

    Jan 22, 2003
    Fargo ND
    I change about every 3 months as we only play two weekends per month, and practice just one a week. So they have probably 36 hours playing time on them. I guess when I put it that way that does seem a long time. The pickups in it are very clean and fairly punchy, but even with new strings, after playing that Cirrus, man, I just wonder about the active pickups and if they would give me that extra punch.

    Mr. Pitiful
  9. ok, I dont really want to take this out onto a tangent, but.....I was looking at replacing the pu's on my jazz, & I;ve read tons of great stuff on dimarzios model j, but can anyone tell me some songs or players that use model j's to get a better idea of what they're like?