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Please help ID these Fender J pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rogerbmiller, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    I have a pair of fender jazz pick ups which are from an actual fender bass. I just don’t know if they’re from an American or Mexican bass.

    They are staggered size like a proper jazz set. I can’t identify origin or vintage based on the construction and thought some of you guys who are more knowledgeable in Fender products could help me based on these pictures.

    Any info is appreciated.


  2. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    they look aftermarket to me, the wire colors and cloth tape don't look "fender".
  4. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Yeah, the Fender pickups usually have black/white and black/yellow on single coils. And the bobbins are usually black with a number on them (5 digit, starts with 4, I think).
    Not sure what these are from, but if they work, they work!
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  5. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    They look like 80's Fender Japan pickups to me. I have a MIJ P bass and it has brass plates like the ones you have under the pickups.
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  6. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I could see the Japanese instruments using the old US color bobbins.
    I don't think these are from a US bass.
  7. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Any idea what the resistance measurements would be for Japanese J Pups?

    Come to think of it, I can probably remove the jazz pick ups from my Japanese 1986 jazz and see if they look similar.
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