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Jazz neck pickup question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassman23a, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. bassman23a


    Nov 12, 2005
    I have an old Jazz bass copy that I want to put a real jazz bass neck pickup in. As the bass sits now the pickup cavity is 4x2 inch and 1 inch deep hole in the body where the pickup would go. Now do I just use a jazz bass pickguard as a guide and just mount the pickup by itself with nothing supporting it. Or should I plug the hole and route a proper pickup cavity. If I do this how deep should the routing be? What effect does not having wood around the pickup have?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'd just leave the hole as it is and put it in. The pickup has mounting screws to support it. That's all it needs. Doesn't make a difference in sound, really. Plugging and re-routing would probably sound worse.