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Squier VM Fretless: Duncan Designed or DiMarzio Model J

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by GassieBall, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Duncan Designed (Stock)

    6 vote(s)
  2. Dimarzio Model J's

    14 vote(s)
  1. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    I just got a good deal on a Squier VM Fretless. I couldn't say no to $250. I have a set of DiMarzio Model J's that have been sitting around for a Frakenbass project that never came alive.

    Should I put in the DiMarzio's or keep the stock pickups? My search revealed one person who liked the DiMarzio's but I would like to hear more opinions.

  2. Mr.Bassie720


    Feb 5, 2005
    Washington DC,Silver Spring,MD
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    no contest the dimarzios work beautifully on fretless
  3. musicelectronix


    Jul 8, 2007
    Hüstın, TX
    Lead Designer, Zeibek Boutique Pedals
    I thought the pickups were pretty good when I had a VM, but I am a dimarzio fan. My 2 cents say leave the duncan designed pickups there and keep the dimarzio's for a special occasion :)
  4. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    LOL, good idea, but unfortunately, that means I have to have my GAS supply line open. :crying:
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    The Duncans haven't let me down yet.
  6. Alowishus


    Feb 28, 2005
    The duncans are pretty good but you can't lose if you throw in the model J's. If something better comes along just swap out the model J's for the duncans.
  7. vgbob


    Jan 15, 2007
    If you've got the DiMarzio's, why not try them?
    I just put a set of J's in my fretted MIM Jazz.
    A big difference from the stock PUP's. Having
    said that, I also have a VM fretless with SD's
    that seem fine. One thing I will add though I
    replaced all the pots and fixed the grounding
    on the fretless - much better. So, if you are
    putting new PUP's in the fretless consider
    upgrading the rest of the controls.

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