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J Retro??.....enlighten me.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by LifeSpitter, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. LifeSpitter

    LifeSpitter Guest

    Apr 6, 2002
    Bass Heaven
    I was recently looking at Laklands, specifically the Joe Osborne and the DJ Models. I played a Joe Osborne and it was amazing.

    Recently however, I have heard alot of people praising 'J-retro' pups. I don't know ANYTHING about these.

    What is the tonal advantage? (specifically, over the fralin's in the osborne or the Aero's in the DJ)
    Who makes them?
    What do they cost?

    If some one could enlighten me or send me a link i would appreciate it.

  2. J-retro pickups? As far as I know, the J-retro is the preamp in those basses. Supposed to be a drop-in for regular J basses, thought of pretty highly around here. Those basses sound great!
  3. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    http://www.east-uk.com/jrhome.htm This is to the J retro site. You can check it out if you want they make some nice stuff. There Is also a J retro forum At www,thedudepit.com.
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    there are no j-retro pickups, only preamps