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Identify this jazz pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Alexdeth89, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Alexdeth89


    May 7, 2012
    Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me out a bit to identify this pickup.

    It has 5 wires, I've never seen one of this kind





  2. Cadfael


    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Can't say what this PU is ...

    But it looks like a Japanese very late 1970s / 1980s PU to me???
    The japanese "coppied" the "new" DiMarzio J-HBs with and without screws, with cream and black cover.

    On the other hand the copper foil around the coils seems to be selfmade / non-tpically-Japanese? Maybe it was put on later???
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Use the macro setting on the camera so that the photos will be in focus.

    Doesn't looks familiar to me.

    Are the bobbins plastic or fiber?

    Clearly it's a hum canceling Jazz pickup.
  4. Hi

    4 wires actually, the shield doesn't count as a wire ;).

    A quick Google search (hum-cancelling jazz bass pickups) reveals quite a few non-stacked split coil J's, SD color code looks like a close match.

  5. Alexdeth89


    May 7, 2012
    thanks for the replies so far guys, seems like we're close. I don't know what kind of material the bobbins are made with, they're covered with black cloth. But if this is a duncan that would make me be happy lol

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