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PJ pickups for BEAD

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by DougBass, Mar 26, 2013.


  1. DougBass

    DougBass Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Rockland County NY
    I am looking to tune a mid 80s Jazz Special BEAD. Has anyone found a set up pickups that works well with BEAD? I was thinking a Dimarzio Model P and Model J, but open to input.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. grendle

    grendle

    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    Any will work fine, just depends on what pups you like.
     
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    +1

    Pickups are pickups. They don't care what the notes are.
     
  4. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

    Jul 7, 2010
    Florida
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    +2
     
  5. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    They don't care? How insensitive.

    (yuk yuk yuk!)
     
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    :D
     
  7. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I put Nordstrand NP4 and NJ4 in my Fender Zone. They sound great BEAD, the B string kills.
     
  8. DougBass

    DougBass Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Rockland County NY
    Thanks guys.
     
  9. jbrew73

    jbrew73

    Dec 24, 2006
    Mine care. Every time I play a wrong note they make an awful out of tune sound. I bet a set of SGD's would play every note in perfect tune. :D
     
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Use the same ones you would use for EADG
     
  11. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie

    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    Any should work, but I like EMG PJX's a lot.. and might have some benefits for the small amount of compression they add by being active.
     
  12. mr.black

    mr.black

    Mar 4, 2008
    new666jersey
    +1 on the DiMarzios! also maybe find an active pre-amp you like, and stuff in there too
     
  13. Gmclachlan

    Gmclachlan

    May 11, 2011
    Chicago
    I added a J (split coil, the single coil J might be noisy) pickup to my 80's Precision (tuned BF#BE), both are Fralins, and it has worked out well.
     
  14. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Dimarzio Model P/Js would be a good choice. I think they sound great on lower tunings.
     

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