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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Aug 28, 2003.
what are some pups that meet this criteria? for under $100?
And with that...
1. DiMarzio (both Model J and UltraJazz)
2. Bartolini 9J-1's... and probably others Barts, as well
Note: These have the P-pickup feature of having 2 separate coils contained within a single case (one coil for the E and A strings, the second coil for the D and G strings, for a 4-string), but the aperture (width) of the pickup is still narrower than a P-pickup, so of course it will sound diferent.
FWIW, I've got the UltraJazz in my early 70's Jazz bass and they sound fantastic. A friend has the Barts in his Jazz bass and they also sound very good.
Like mgmadian said, the split-coil construction type is like a Precision, but none of these will sound anything at all like a Precision. You'll have two narrow, tall coils vs. a Precision's two wide, short coils. Plus each Precision coil is capable of accepting more windings than a split-coil J-type.