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Jazz PU placement changes?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ichinumba9, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. ichinumba9


    Feb 15, 2002
    Hello, just wondering if anyone knows if Fender has changed the pickup positions on the Jazz bass over the years. If so, does anybody know why? I've been reading some technical stuff about pickup placement and harmonics and nodes and antinodes, etc. and I'm not quite sure of it all. Also, does anybody know the distances from the bridge to the center of each pickup on a 62' Jazz bass?
  2. Darth_Linux


    Oct 12, 2002
    Spokane, WA
    The spacing from center to center on a 62 will be 3.6"

    From about 1970 to 1984 the spacing is 4". The bridge pickup is about a .5" closer to the bridge on those, and they have a brighter "growly"er sound than do the 60's basses and late 80's to present J basses.