Hi, I posted this in pickups as it relates to pickup sizes but if I am in the wrong section I apologies. Around a year ago I built up a J bass from parts off ebay including a body that was suposedly a early eighties USA Fender J body. I fitted it with an EMG J set and everything was fine until I started to get bored with the sound. I started to collect various pickups when ever they were going cheap on ebay with the intention of experimenting with diferent configurations series/parallel etc I also wanted to return to a passive bass. The pups I bought included a pair of Mex J pups, a DiMarzio J set and a pair of Pure Tone Ferral pups, these were new from the Australian dealer as I particularly liked the look of these(no pole pieces like emg). To cut a long story short the only pups that will fit my body apart from the emgs are the DiMarzios, the others being too wide 20mm as opposed to 18.5 mm. So, does this mean as I suspect it does that the body is not genuine fender or are the pups to blame? And if it is not a Fender then does any one know of a manufacturer who makes j bodies that take a narrow pickup? I am not too worried as the body is nicely made, it looks like a decent piece of ash and is nicely finished but I would be interested to know. It does limit my pup choices though, I wanted to try some Barts but I think they may be a little tight.