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Question.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Shearstown, Oct 30, 2005.


  1. Shearstown

    Shearstown

    Oct 15, 2005
    For a Fender MIM jazz bass. What kind of bartolini pickups would I need to get? Will it fit exactly or will I need to get some modifications done so the pickups will fit. And how much do they usually cost?
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Depends on the year the MIM jazz was made. Some have two pickups with identical size, some have each pickup a slightly different size from each other.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yup, measure your neck and bridge pickup lengths and then go to bartolini.net and find the set that match your dimensions.
     
  4. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Corrupticut
    I would have the bass routed for "normal" J pickups if I had one of the older MIM J basses with the equal-sized pickups. That way you have the option of putting any standard J set in the bass.
     
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    That would be pretty expensive. Not only do you have to route without damaging the finish, but you also have to change the pick guard. I think that it is better to just measure your pups and go to Bart and find the correct ones.