installing pickups for MIM Jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by steve2, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. steve2


    Sep 23, 2001
    Piney Flats, TN
    I just ordered a set of Fender custom shop 60's jazz pickups and I am going to put them in my MIM Jazz Bass. How much routing out has to be done? I assume the pickguard also has to be modified. I hope I can still use my tortise shell pickguard that is on there now. I also am going to put some D'addaro Flatwounds on it. I hope this will add some punch over my stck MIM pickups. Any advice or comments. Thanks

  2. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Ii'm pretty sure all you have to do is use a chisel to shave away about 5 mm from each end of the bridge pup route.
  3. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    They dropped right into my '92 MIM... Way more wallop!

  4. jwymore


    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I have found that in most cases no bridge spot routing is required, maybe a tiny bit of trim to the base of the pickup covers. The pickguard will have to be modified slightly though ...