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P-J Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Craig_S, Apr 14, 2009.


  1. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    I assembled my Franken P/J bass yesterday. I just used pickups I had stored. The P pickup is from a Mexi P and the Jazz pickup is out of a 2000 Deluxe Jazz (4 large pole pieces). It sounds okay, but I'm sure it could be better. The output of the pickups isn't matched.

    I'd like recommendations for my P-J project. They don't have to be a set and I would like a humbucking Jazz pickup.
     
  2. I just installed two used P/J Nordstrands on my FrakenFender bass. I have had MIM pups in it for several years and I was content with them. I must admit that the Nordstrands made a very noticible and enjoyable difference and they only cost me $100 for both. Shop hard, shop wisely.
    Rocky
     
  3. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    The biggest issue I'm seeing, with what is in there now, is the output difference. The P pickup is louder when soloed. Is this common with P/J basses? The tone isn't bad at all.
     
  4. justbill

    justbill

    Mar 30, 2007
    eastsidadeetroit

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