J pickup to match a Fender Original Precision pickup in a PJ

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lepew, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Lepew


    Aug 23, 2013
    Can anyone suggest a Jazz bridge pickup that's a good match for a Fender Original Precision pickup in a PJ configuration?
  2. I've been watching your post hoping I can benefit from all the advice. Hard to believe there is none yet since the Fender Original '62 P seems to have so many fans. Surely some of them must have used it in a PJ setup.

    I'm approaching the question from the other direction. I recently bought a Fender Super 55 bridge pup from the TB classifieds with the thought of pairing it with some type of P pup in the LTD fretless shown in my avatar. I just ordered a Fender Original (aka '62) P as a possible mate, although it could also end up in a couple of other P basses.

    Hopefully we'll see some responses from those who have been down this road.
  3. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
    X2 on Fender Super 55 for bridge J.
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  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009

    or, and maybe easier to find, the dimarzio area J bridge. i've wired up lots of them with vintage P pickups like the fender or the duncan SPB-1, and they work nicely, give the classic tone, and of course are dead-quiet.
  5. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Super 55 would be how I go too. Thats a solid pickup, should play well with the other pickup. You could do pretty much any humbucker in the bridge though. I found the Delano pickups with the giant pole pieces sound good in the bridge position.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    The 62 Original is a bit on the scoopy side, so maybe a DiMarzio Ultrajazz would work with it, as it's also pretty scoopy.
  7. Lepew


    Aug 23, 2013
    Thanks for all the suggestions and thoughts. I think I'll try the Super 55 and the DiMarzios and see what sounds right.