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MIJ stock Jazz pickup vs Aguilar AG 4J-60 compared

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Fabio_MIJ, Dec 26, 2016.


  1. Fabio_MIJ

    Fabio_MIJ

    Feb 3, 2016
    back home
    I decided to upgrade my MIJ Jazz classic '60s with a pair of Aguilar AG 4J-60. I didn't want an overwound pickup and these should be a classic moderate-output design, so... let's begin with this photo:

    IMG_20161226_101153.

    Neck position, the Aguilar on the left, the stock on the right.
    The Aguilar looks like a Fender CS60, a big simple coil.
    The MIJ stock has a smaller coil + a magnet at the base, and the shielding plate.
    Two questions:
    1) why the MIJ stock has a magnet at the base? Is it inside the coil in the Aguilar?
    2) should I shield the pickup cavity and keep the shielding plate as well?

    Best
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  2. freedomryder

    freedomryder

    Nov 21, 2012
    Seattle area
    No responses? o_O
    So.. how did the rest of the swap go?
     
  3. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    Aguilar has magnet polepieces....MIJ doesn't. It has steel polepieces.
     
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  4. Fabio_MIJ

    Fabio_MIJ

    Feb 3, 2016
    back home
    I had to travel and I couldn't finish the work. A will post the rest soon! :D
     
  5. Fabio_MIJ

    Fabio_MIJ

    Feb 3, 2016
    back home
    After an eternity, I know, here is the comparison, let me know your thoughts!
     
  6. jaybass58

    jaybass58

    Mar 31, 2009
    chicago
    it would be nice if we could actually HEAR the bass !!!
     
  7. Fabio_MIJ

    Fabio_MIJ

    Feb 3, 2016
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    Try with a pair of headphones or high-quality speakers ;)
     
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