J pickup - what does over/underwinding do to the sound/response?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by _Some Dude, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. _Some Dude

    _Some Dude

    Sep 14, 2016
    1) What does over/underwinding do to the sound/response of a J pickup?

    2) What does flat poles vs protruding poles do to the sound/response of the pickup?

    If I were looking for a bit more punch and low mid out of a J pickup (vs CS 60s), what should I be looking for?
  2. TuneSalad666

    TuneSalad666 Inactive

    Mar 1, 2018
    Can't really answer your first two questions, but DiMarzio Model J seems to fit the bill for more punch and low mid response.
  3. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    All things being equal, overwound typically offers more output and less high end; underwound the opposite
    This assumes identical pickups (magnets, winding technique, wire gauge & type, etc.) compared to each other.
    Protruded poles get the magnet closer to the string for a slight volume increase as well as a slightly more robust tone.
    Agreed about the model J; I've had one in a bass since the early 90's.
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