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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.
  3. Hamlet7768

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

    Jun 5, 2011
    The Antiquity series, perhaps? Also the SPB1 and SJB-1.
  4. 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.