new pickup(s) for my SQUIRE VM Jag with Humbucker?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BargainShopp3r, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. BargainShopp3r


    Jul 29, 2011
    Has anyone switched out the stock humbucker for anything else?

    I was considering having the body routed to add a MusicMan replacement or a Jazz pickup near the neck, and putting a matched one in to replace the bucker down by the bridge.

    This will be my first time looking into pickups, so any advice/concerns/recommendations will be heard!

  2. A musicman style one, say for example a Seymour Duncan would definitely get you a better tone, and I agree that maybe adding a jazz up front could give you some cool options, similar to the Jazzman warwicks...
  3. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I bought a stock VM HB, a pair of '63 Thunderbuckers from the Thunderbucker ranch and sent them to JohnK. This is what he sent back a few weeks later:

  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    ... are such "golden suggestions"... Go on TalkBass, always something good to learn from valid fella... ;)and always an unpleasantly increasing G.A.S.:D

  5. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011

    That Jag...Effing WOW!!!! I see you have great taste in basses with the G&L, too. I still wish I had my SB-1. Obligatory question: what did the refin, pups, and PG set you back on the Jag?

    Must...fight...Jaguar bass G.A.S!

    Edit: on second look, I suppose it was the color of the PG throwing me off into somehow perceiving the body was something other than silver; I see it now. My pupils were dilated from my eye exam earlier today and my computer screen isn't the best. Thanks, Bobster!
  6. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    The humbucker model comes in silver, so it's just the routing, new pickups and pickguard.