Jazz...or Ultra Jazz.....

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by flaghard, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. flaghard


    Oct 17, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Whats the difference in sound between the Dimarzio model j pickups and the Dimarzio ultra jazz pickups.....which is better for slap

    any help would be awsome
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    never A/Bed them but my 5 string Fretted has Ultras.... great pickups!
  3. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001

    Ultrajazz. Both are excellent pickups-i use them in different basses.

    Model J's have a bit more of a midrange hump. There is a tone chart on DiMarzio's website.

    Ultrajazz has a bit of a midrange scoop, but a nice high end also. If you are really into slapping, IMHO the Ultrajazz is the pickup you should use. :hyper:
  4. flaghard


    Oct 17, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    thanks for the advice, i have made my decision.

    anyone know the cost (canadian if possible) for the ultras??
  5. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    Never had either but the ultra's are pups Sadowsky uses wound to his specs - and apparently sound very similar according to those who've had both. Don't remember the site but I've been there and it's been mentioned in TB threads previously and has soundclips of both - maybe the model J's too, don't remember.
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, the UltraJazz definitely. If you go on the dimarzio web site, you can see sound characteristics for each of their models.