Need help choosing Jazz replacements...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Milothicus, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. I've read the Jazz discussion thread, and know a bit more of what i'm looking for, but i'm still not sure...

    right now i've got a MIM jazz with EMGs running at 18v. generally i favour the neck pickup a bit, roll off the tone slightly, and my amp (Yorkville BM200T, 2x10" speakers) is set with the bass and treble cut slightly, lo-mid boosted slightly, and high-mid boosted more.

    it gives me a nice sound that cuts through but doesn't cover all the other instruments...

    i'm thinking i want to go back to passive, but not sure which pickups would be best. Dimarzio Model Js seem popular for a more classic passive sound (which i think i want). does this sound like the right pickups for me?
  2. luknfur

    luknfur Guest

    Jan 14, 2004
    There are so many Jazz pups and they pretty much all sound different. Model J's are common picks as are active EMG's but they different animals and I liked them both. Last check seems Smash settled in an Model J's. You'd have more wiring options with the model J's but whether they're for you only you can decide - after the fact of course. I'd just watch ebay and pick up a used set then you won't be out much if you don't like them - although they're pretty much a best buy cost wise new (at least last check they were only about $80).
  3. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    What kind of sound are you trying to achieve? Those two are completly different sounding pups.
  4. Aeros...... ! Larry can make them to sound just the way you like. Nordstrands in my Valenti sound terrific as well. Passive, of course! ;)