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SJB-2 vs SJB-3

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Filip Burdon, Aug 21, 2012.


  1. Filip Burdon

    Filip Burdon

    Jan 16, 2012
    Warsaw Poland
    Bass player in https://www.facebook.com/TamamShodProg/
    I'm using an american std. jazz bass with the fender custom shop 60'. I
    don't like those pickups the lack lows in my opinion and have too harash
    highs. Their just too clear for, the sound kind of like a bell. I play
    only with pick and 90% of the time I use a drive/multi drive/OD or fuzz.
    For me the stock pups sound just too thin with distortion.



    Which J pup would you recommend me to give a meaty, agressive sound with
    solid lows (not muddy) and growly mids that would bite through the mix?



    I play mostly punk/stoner rock mixed with some psychodelic and
    alternative stuff. I use 2x EBS CL 410 and a EBS TD 660 head.

    I'm thinking about either the sjb-2 (more lows and mids) or the sjb-3. Which one would you pick and why?

    Pleas don't comment that you would choose bartolini, lolar, fralin or any other pups. I'm just interested in those particulare two.

    Thanks for your help!!!


    Which pickup would you recommend?
     
  2. Filip Burdon

    Filip Burdon

    Jan 16, 2012
    Warsaw Poland
    Bass player in https://www.facebook.com/TamamShodProg/
    Anyone?
     
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I know you don't want other suggestions but DiMarzio Area Js would fit the bill. They are on the darker side of the jazz pickup spectrum so they won't get harsh with pick playing but they still have lots of jazz bass mojo and punch. They're also noise canceling which is handy and relatively inexpensive.
     
  4. Filip Burdon

    Filip Burdon

    Jan 16, 2012
    Warsaw Poland
    Bass player in https://www.facebook.com/TamamShodProg/
    I have Dimarzio Will Power in my P bass. I like the sound but I have to admit that dimarzio have this kind of dark sound that can get a bit anoying fter time. That is why I don't want to install the model J in my jazz.
     
  5. Take it from someone who plays SJB-3's in one G&L JB-2, and DiMarzio Model J's in another: You won't go wrong with either one. Most of my playing is on the cleaner side, so I would recommend pickups that are noise-cancelling, if you are playing with dirt in your signal chain, most of the time.

    The Will Power pickup is a completely different animal than DiMarzio's Jazz offerings, and you should thus not let your Will Power perception come into play, at all.

    The Model J's are in my Tribute model; lesser shielding. The Quarter Pounders are in my USA model, which has great shielding. Both basses sound like Jazz basses on steroids.
     
  6. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    My two cents: DiMarzios have a very refined modern sound. If you want grind, growl, etc, to cut through the mix, you want the SJB-2. These baby's growl to the max when you want to.
     
  7. Filip Burdon

    Filip Burdon

    Jan 16, 2012
    Warsaw Poland
    Bass player in https://www.facebook.com/TamamShodProg/
    The I think the Sjb-2 sound like my thing.
     

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