Pickups for vintage tone

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jay Mastro, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Jay Mastro

    Jay Mastro

    Jun 23, 2014
    New York
    What pickups would give an ash jazz bass body a nice vintage tone? I was thinking of buying some CS60s just because I know I like them but I don't think I've ever heard them on an ash body, any suggestions?
  2. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
  3. I put Aguilar's on my ash body Jazz. Excellent Vintage tone
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  4. Jay Mastro

    Jay Mastro

    Jun 23, 2014
    New York
    Which model if you don't mind me asking?
  5. If you want straight Vintage Single coil tone I recommend these: http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Aguilar-60s-Era-Jazz-Bass-4-String-Pickup-Set_p_2198.html
    If you talk to Jason then set up an account you will get them for $126.65
    I personally bought the noiseless models for $169.94. I have had Fralin split coils, Fender Split Coils and Seymour Duncan Split coils and even though they sound good they do not have the Vintage Single Coil tone. These sound pretty darn close to the Aguilar 60's single coil but with zero noise as advertised. Nice balanced tone. http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Aguilar-Hum-Canceling-4-String-Jazz-Bass-Pickup-Set_p_1634.html
  6. Jay Mastro

    Jay Mastro

    Jun 23, 2014
    New York
    Awesome, than you man
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ash or alder, it makes no appreciable difference as far as I'm concerned. They're similar densities. I have an ash 76 Precision and an alder 09 AmStd Precision with the same P pickup, and one even has a rosewood fretboard and the other maple, and they might as well be the same bass when you plug them in.