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Replacement p'ups for a MIM Jazz Bass V?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bass Kahuna, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Does anyone know of any aftermarket pickups that will drop right into a Fender Standard (MIM) Jazz Bass V 5 string?

    I know that folks like Dimarzio make an Ultra Jazz 5 string, but the real problem seems to be that the 4 mounting tabs on the factory pickups are slightly wider and most aftermarket pickups use the same tab spacing as the original Fender J-style pickups.

    I'm perfectly happy to take a router or a drill with a forstner bit to it to accomodate after markets (I actually already have a pair of active EMG j-bass pickups), I have quitea few years of experience doing major mods and repairs, but if anyone knows of an aftermarket that will drop right in please let me know.


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