Jazz PU and bridges

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by geddyfan, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. I have a MIM Jazz stock as a rock.I would like little more sustain and the Geddy Lee growl,who doesn't>Will SD antiquities or Fender custom shop pups put me on the right track?What about aa Bad ss 2 or would string through body be bettr?Whady think.
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Just about any bridge upgrade you do will give you more sustain, assuming you get a bridge with more mass than the current one (that's not hard.) The BadAss II is a standard for replacement bridges; I put in a Gotoh 201 on my MIM Jazz and am very happy with it.

    As for the pickups, I don't know. I still have the stock p/u's in mine, but I plan on putting some DiMarzio's by Christmas.

    Good luck!
  3. Badass2 rocks, but you have to file the slots, I'd go with the Gotoh 201 just cause I'm lazy and don't want to file the Badass2 again. I'd rather let a machine do it perfect for me. Seriously.

    Dimarzio DP123's Model J's rock.

    Geddy rocks. It's like I figured out which basses to get based on his choices through the years. :D

    The obligatory bass pic:

  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Hehe... I've never seen THAT picture before...
  5. It's gonna be in there if anyone mentions Rickenbacker, Jazz, Dimarzio, or Badass!

  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Or the virtues of white or cream basses...
  7. jwymore


    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Here are the specs for a Fender Geddy Lee signiture series. Note the pickups and bridge:

    Geddy Lee Jazz BassĀ®
    Model Number 025-7702-506

    Body Alder

    Neck Maple

    Fingerboard Maple (9.5" Radius/241 mm)

    Scale Length 34" (864 mm)

    No. of Frets 20 Medium Jumbo Frets

    Width @ Nut 1.500" (38 mm)

    Machine Heads U.S. Vintage

    Pickups 2 U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass Single Coils (Neck & Bridge)

    Pickup Switching N/A

    Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

    Pickguard 3-Ply White

    Bridge Leo Quann Badass II

    Unique Features Black Fingerboard Binding and Black Block Position Inlays, Fender/Schaller Strap-lock Ready Strap Buttons

    Strings Super 7350M, #073-7350-006, (.045, .065, .085, .105)

    Accessories Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench pn# 0018531000 (.050 Hex)