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P & J Duncans for vintage tone

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by supremo, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. supremo


    Oct 20, 2008
    Which model P and J passive pickups from Seymour Duncan are better for vintage tone?
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    their "vintage" versions, obviously ;) (smartassery aside, these are excellent pickups for just that sound)

    if it's a P and J put together, look at the dimarzio area J for the bridge instead; it keeps 90% of the vintage J sound, but doesn't hum (which a single coil would in this situation).

    the area J is head and shoulders more "real" sounding than any of the duncan stack pickups.
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  4. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    The Antiquity series, perhaps? Also the SPB1 and SJB-1.
  5. Dogghouse


    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    I second that, Hamlet7768. I prefer the Antiquity II's for a bit more mid cut.
    ***Of note> Seymour Duncan will be releasing packaged sets for Jazz bass and P/J applications.