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Routing an American Standard J for a P pickup

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Jaingra8, May 6, 2010.


  1. Jaingra8

    Jaingra8

    Nov 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hi all!

    I'm looking to route an American Standard Jazz for a neck (not bridge) p-pickup. I prefer the feel of a jazz neck and body and don't want to have to swap out a J-neck onto a p-body. This way, the route will be covered up by the pick guard and you won't even tell the difference.


    What are people's thoughts on this?

    Primarily i have three questions:

    1) How will this affect the re-sale value of the bass?
    2) Where should the placing be of the p-pickup? If it is place vertically in same place as the Jazz pickup, the route should be fairly minimal...
    3) Where would the p-pickup be placed dimensionally on an authentic P-bass, and where would this line up on the J? I want to get the tone of the p-pickup as close as possible to the P.

    I appreciate everyone's input!
     
  2. 1. yes, some people may like it but it will certainly decrease the value

    2. and 3. go to Warmoth.com and check out their Jazz pickguard with a P route, I think it is the correct P position.

    if you post this in the electronics or repair section, Line6man is a good guy and he has done the same to his Wamoth
     

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