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i want to make my SX jazz a deluxe!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gord_oh, Mar 11, 2010.


  1. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    i have a 3T sunburst SX Jazz bass.
    i had the idea to put a MM pup (or similar) in the bridge postion.
    its currently passive, but thought about doing active as well.

    this is an advanced project for me, but im pretty down to put in the time for it. i have luithiers locally that may help.

    anyone have comments? questions? concerns?
    im sure someone has done something like this, although i was unable to find links to any previous threads.

    EDIT: anyone document there experiences with something like this? id like to see a start to finish kind of project.
     
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Many many people have done it.

    IMHO you should be safest/coolest ( ;) ) with this

    Edit: http://www.delano.de/

    Look at the hybrid bass pickup.
     
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    i love delano pups!
    yeah, they would just drop in...
    i kinda like the idea of a project...
     
  4. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    oh the hybrid....damn, that thing is hot.
    ive never noticed that one.
    that may be interesting...
     
  5. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    i could buy two SXs for the price of one pup....
    :/
     
  6. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Yes... Ebay is the way to go. But I agree. I've always wanted to buy a cheap MM SUB and put the delano hybrid in it.
     
  7. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    is the hybrid a direct drop in for MM?

    edit: it looks like it would be...hmmmm.

    i was reading on it, that pup does some sweet tricks!
     
  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Yes sir. If you have the route for a MM pup, it'll go right in
     
  9. I have some Delano (jazz pups) and Rothstein wiring in one of my SX mods and I love them...they are great pickups!
     
  10. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    what about SD Blackout soapbar?
    ive never got a chance to try one, but i hear decent things.
     
  11. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Or a Bart MM bucker
     
  12. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    added to OP:
    anyone document there experiences with something like this? id like to see a start to finish kind of project.
     
  13. easy drop in for passive to active convert:
    http://www.audereaudio.com/Scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=7

    I have done it on my MIM Jazz the change is transparent however no real increase in volume/output but more tonal variations but unless you shield the cavity like a mofo you will get hiss with the Audere

    If you got the dough heres another option:

    J retro from East UK
    http://www.east-uk.com/

    of course you can always drop some EMGs in there too
     
  14. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    +1 on the Audere , the easiest way to make a passive SX a tone machine . Just the 3 way switch gives you great versatility in tones without having to do any radical EQ changes . My sunburst SX 5 with the Audere has quite a bit more gain than my black passive SX 5 so I have to back the input gain on my Little Mark off a bit to make it work .
     
  15. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
  16. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    maybe i should be a little more clear.
    im not too worried about electronics yet, its the routing of the pup.
    but id love to see someone who has done something similar.
     
  17. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    There is a guy here who all of has basses have dual MM buckers
     
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