Scored a Geddy Jazz off eBay, now a question about pickups...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yoss, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. yoss


    Oct 1, 2003
    I'm damn excited. I just won a less than a year old, mint condition Geddy Jazz w/hardcase and Fender Custom Shop 60's for $521. One thing I'm curious about is how the Fender Custom Shop 60's pups compare to the stock ones that come with the guitar. Any insight?

  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    The Geddy comes stock with the Fender Custom Shop Jazz pickups aka the 60s Jazz pickups
  3. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    I must agree, I thought the same thing.
  4. yoss


    Oct 1, 2003
    Aha! I was wondering that. The description on the Fender site didn't specifically say that the Geddy pups were "Custom Shop 60's" so I thought they might be different. Thanks for clearing that up.

    Now, like many before me, it's time to start thinking about pickguard colors.
  5. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    The Geddy comes with "vintage" pups not custom shop pups! They are the "original jazz" pups and have beveled pole pieces.
  6. Uncle Amos

    Uncle Amos

    Sep 3, 2004
    Red tortoise PG!
  7. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I just picked up a Geddy Lee with Nordstrand J p/u..perfect, no noise at all! Perfect slap tone! I think is worth the upgrade for sure :smug:
  8. Oxblood

    Oxblood Inactive

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Yeow!!! That would be smokin', your lucky.
  9. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    I say go with black...
  10. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas

    I'm gonna put black/silver paisley on mine, but I wanna be the only one, so you go ahead with the tortoise. :D
  11. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    Geddy lee necks are so amazing...
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    black pickguard
  13. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Like this
  14. yoss


    Oct 1, 2003
    The plot thickens. Sound-wise, how do the vintage pups compare to the custom shop pups?

    And as far as pickguards go, after some heavy consideration, and some amateur photoshopping, I've decided to start off with a black pickguard. I like the tortoise, but something about the black on black just grabs me. I'd like to throw on some all-black metal volume/tone knobs too. Kind of like what comes stock on the MIA P-Bass, but in black.