MIM Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. I read in a few posts that the bridge and neck pickups in MIM Fender Jazz basses are the same size. Can one still get the 3 tones from the normal pickups? What are the Squier Jazz Pickups like?
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    I recently got a MIM Jazz and couldnt play it with the stock pickups because they hummed so badly.So I wound up replacing them with a pair of Fender Lace-Sensor pickups,and the hum is gone.Had to do minimal trimming to put them in,but overall its an easy swap.Sounds great now.So if youre planning on getting a MIM Jazz,plan on new pickups too.Im surprised that Fender hasnt done something about this.I know its not a top shelf bass,but it shouldnt hum right out of the box either.

    As far as the Squier Jazz,I played one the other night at the local music store,played thru a Fender Bassman 100 amp,and it sounded good,no hum either.Not a bad bass for the price($250).