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Seymour Duncan STK-J1 or D'marzio Area J?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by madjazzbass, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. madjazzbass


    Jan 5, 2014
    For those who've had the opportunity to try/play both the Seymour Duncan STK-J1 and the D'marzio Area J; Which would/did you choose, and Why? From what I'm getting, "most" people prefer the Area J, but I figure I'd check with the TB pros, Ha! Thanks.
  2. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
    I have used the SD STK-J2 "Hot Stack" set and more recently the Dimarzio Area J set.

    Both sets sound good to me, but the Dimarzio Area J set sounds closer to single coil.

    The Hot Stacks sound a little fatter and a little more humbucker.

    I use 2 500k volume pots in my basses.

    Since the Area J is split coil design, and the STK-J1 (and J2) is stack coil design, I think the Dimarzios would have a little more volume and sound somewhat more dynamic.

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015

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