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New pickups in Jazz USA deluxe 5 ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by hollowteeth, Nov 28, 2005.


  1. hollowteeth

    hollowteeth

    Jun 22, 2005
    London, UK
    I`m looking to replace the pups in my US jazz deluxe 5, any suggestions ? I`m after a more punchy tone, suited to rock. I was thinking of even getting some humbuckers fitted ( maybe Nordtrand dual coils) and an Aguilar preamp ??
     
  2. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I just sent you a PM with a couple of thoughts and recommendations, but in general I would at least start with a set of replacement pickups that do not require mods. Once you play them and try them out, you may determine that you still want to go with MM bass. At that point, you would have to make irreversible mods to your bass, but at least you would have tried the jazz replacements first. I would hate to see you mod your bass, only to be potentially unhappy with the results, when a simple pickup swap would have done the trick! ;)
     
  3. hollowteeth

    hollowteeth

    Jun 22, 2005
    London, UK
    Thanks for the info.