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Need cheap J pups so I can donate a bass to charity

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jim C, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I have 2 J project basses that I will never use (an SX and a parts bass).
    I don't have pups for either.
    Where can I buy some cheap pups so I can donate these so some kids can have a bass to play?
  2. ebay
  3. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    The cheapest ones I know of new are Carvins, which are actually very good. Right now their stacked humbuckers are on sale for less than the single coils, at $40 apiece, so you'd be in it for about $170 with shipping. Other than that, I'd say check classifieds and CL.


    EDIT: On second look, I think those are for 5-string. But the 4-string single-coils are $45.

  4. I have some SX jazz pups with short leads that I will be happy to donate to you... Also look up dragonfire pickups..i think they are $11 and are pretty hot, decent sounding pickups.

    PM me if you want my Sx Jazz pups.
  5. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Jim, I have a pair I will be taking out of a Squier Standard J that you can have ... they are the same length, does that matter? .. also, what kind of time frame are you looking, the bass is not in my hands at the moment, and I am not sure when I will be getting it back ... nice jesture, glad to help ...
  6. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    PM if you want some cheap Peavey pickups.
  7. bumperbass


    Jun 19, 2012
  8. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    If i had some, i would gladly donate them. It sounds like between floridabwoy and tjh you will be covered.

    Good Luck!
  9. deste


    Sep 14, 2009
    Bologna, Italy, Europe
    Endorsing Artist: GullanskyLab pickups
    My guitar player, who is a sort of pickup fetishist, has tried almost everything on his Strat: Klein, Seymour Duncan, Fender CS, Suhr, and so on, but he told me that Tonerider were pretty good for their price, and Dragonfly, being incredibly cheap, had a good price/quality ratio.
    Ever checked on ebay?

    btw, I have a pair old mim j pickups (early ones, 1991, same size for neck and bridge), but I live in Italy...
  10. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
  11. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks for all the support on this one.
    The charity is an arts cooperative that my cousin has been involved in since the mid 80's
    Floridabwoy and NKBassman - will send you both a PM; I do need the traditional long / short J Pups for both basses and would be happy to pay shipping
    Thanks for your generosity
  12. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i have two mij jb62 bass pickups at my house never used them, because i put the cs 60s in as soon as i got the bass
  13. Luvie


    Oct 23, 2012
    Houston, TX
    +1 on the Toneriders. I have a set and they're great.
  14. waterboy


    May 31, 2009
    Montgomery, AL
    I've got a set of Duncan Designed out of a Squier VM fretless that you can have if they'll work for you.

    EDIT: I'll measure the pickups when I get home and let you know the size(s).
  15. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009

    For inexpensive basses, there is no such thing as a "standard" J pickup anymore. Some have the USA sizes, others have two of one size, even others have two of the other size, and still others have odd sizes. Measure to make sure you get good fitting pickups. An extra five minutes and ten dollars could save you a ton of headaches later.
  16. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Both of these bodies are routed for the standard Fender J pups with the bridge pickup being longer.
    I realize that I could install other combo's but both have mounting holes and the correct size route
  17. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Jim, thanks for posting the link ... looks like a cool deal all the way around ... you doing ok for strings to toss on 'em ?? .. I have a few sets of take off rounds around here with some life in 'em if you need them ...
  18. Stilettoprefer


    Nov 26, 2010
    Another vote for GFS pickups! My P that I use for everything has their P pup in it. My main guitar also has pickups from them. All good pups!