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Swap Model J for...?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by nemo, Nov 19, 2005.


Swap Model J for...?

Poll closed Dec 19, 2005.
  1. Fender CS60

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. SD Antiquity II

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Lindy Fralin

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. nemo

    nemo

    Mar 19, 2004
    Czech
    I have had a jazz bass with DiMarzio Model J pups for long time and now I am thinking about swaping them for pups with more clarity and articulation but still full and deep enough sounding as the DM J's. I play pop and fingerstyle funk with ocasional slapping and popping. I dont want mid scooped slap, not Marcus Miller, I have rosewood board so rather I am for old school sounding slap but not too thin for fingerstyle.

    I've narrowed it down to:
    Fender CS 60
    SD Antiquity II
    Lindy Fralin

    I did heard only sound samples of SD, others I did not heard. I am most tending for SD Antiquity II which I can have locally for $160 (used), but recently I ve read some comments about them being too bass heavy for slap. Fralins are maybe too polite (?), so maybe CS60 are the ones? What do you think?
     
  2. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I don't think you would find the Antiquity II's too bass heavy for slap. You should be able to find them new for slightly more than the used price you were quoted. ;-)
     
  3. Have you ruled out Nordstrands? If not, DEFINATELY read up on them. They'd be the ones i'd pick.
     
  4. nemo

    nemo

    Mar 19, 2004
    Czech
    Thanks for replies. I have these SD on hold at my luthier's place so I will check them on Tuesday and maybe also A/B with Fralins which he keeps stock. CS60 are not readily available, I would have to order them from Germany, so probably will give up on them.

    That SD price is good for me, remember I am in Czech, not in US, there is shipping, customs, etc.. so $160 for set available locally looks mighty fine.

    I have heard clips of Nordstrands (David Wilson's test) and while I liked them, I would prefer a bit more balls. I believe SD Antiquity will deliver it. Well, I am spoiled by icebreaker sound of Model J's, just need more clarity.