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replacement J's for a yamaha

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SnoMan, Feb 16, 2001.


  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I have a yamaha brx5 that I have had for about 3 years and I am thinking about getting some replacement pick-ups. Where can I find some, do any J pickups work?

    Thanks

    shawn
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    You can find J pickups all over the place. As far as your question if any of them will work, measure your pickups. Then look at something like the Bartolini site where you can find dimensions of various pickups. Otherwise, I don't think there's anything extra-special about the Yamaha pups.
     
  3. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Snoman,
    I know its been a few months but I was wondering if you ever found some pickups for your Yamaha. I have a BBN5 coming in the mail and am planning on changing the pickups. Are the Yamaha single coils the same size as Fender J's? What pickups did you get and how do they sound?