Pickup newbie, advice please?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by genesis6891, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. genesis6891


    May 29, 2003
    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to change the pups in my Squier Jazz, because although they're not shoddy I'd like something that will be a) a bit louder and b) pick up the harmonics more. Unfortunately I've never bought or replaced pups or anything before so could anyone give me some advice?

    For jazz/fusion type stuff is EMG the way to go? I have two J pups and I have played a bass with EMG's in before, and it sounded nice and punchy. But loadsa people seem to dig the Bartolini's too....but remember I only play jazz/fusion, and it's a fretless bass!

    Is there a certain size I need? And what should I expect to pay for a pair of J pups, from say EMG or Bartolini? Thanks!
  2. genesis6891


    May 29, 2003
    Hm would a passive EMG jazz pickup for £25/$45 be a good price? So two for £50/$90? Good deal? Would I need to make sure they fit?
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That would be a decent price. Yes, check if they fit.