Single coil J pickup in a humbucker case

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wes stephenson, Jul 27, 2016.


  1. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Hey forgive me if this has been posted already. I know about the Nordy big singles and Aguilar super singles but do any of y'all have some suggestions for the most authentic sounding single coil jazz bass pickup in a humbucker sized case? Thanks!
     
  2. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    If you don't mind the medium (some say low..) output, the Seymour Duncan Stacks are pretty 'authentic' sounding with no noise.
     
  3. What is meant by "authentic sounding?" Authentic to what?
     
  4. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    A Fender Jazz bass.
     
  5. There are hundreds of different Jazz bass pickups.
     
  6. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Okay let's say the single coil pickups on an American Fender Jazz bass.
     
  7. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Anyone?
     
  8. bgartist

    bgartist Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Bartolini Singularity
     
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  9. Have someone make you a custom pickup.
     
  10. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Okay thanks.
     
  11. lowfreqman

    lowfreqman Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    Carey Nordstrand will put any of this jazz single coils in 4, 5, or 6-string soap bar shells. He calls them jazz bars.

    Nordstrand Jazz Bar
     
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  12. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Are you trying to install a Jazz pickup in a humbucker rout? What is the reason behind needing this pickup?
     
  13. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Thanks man!
    I want a single coil pickup, like the pickups that go in a American Standard Fender Jazz bass, in a humbucker case. So yes to your first question. The reason is because I like single coil pickups.
     
  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    What pickup are you trying to replace with it?
     
  15. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Nordy DC's
     
  16. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Why not just install a coil split so you have the single coil option?
     
  17. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    That's the way it is. Doesn't quite sound the same IMHO.
     
  18. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    I spoke with Carey from Nordstrand and I'm going to trade out my DC's for the Nordy Jazz Bars. Those guys have incredible customer service! I'd still like to hear your guys thoughts on this though so please feel free to keep the suggestions coming!
     
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  19. lowfreqman

    lowfreqman Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2001
    behind a bass
    I am a big single coil fan too. I am going to get some 6-string Jazz bars for a build I am working on in the near future.
     
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  20. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    It sounds like you're sorted at this point but I was going to recommend Nordstrand Jazz Bars.

    It's essentially any of Carey's jazz pickups but in a soapbar housing.

    This bass has NJ4's with the 70's wind in soapbar casings and it sounds fantastic. I ordered mine just before Carey announced the Jazz Bars as a standard part of the Nordstrand line.

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