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Talk me out of MM'ing my J

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by EricssonB, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    Picked up a '97 Korean Jazz bass at a yard sale for $40, looking to drop less than a hundred bucks into making it a hot instrument. I understand that there are probably more expensive/higher quality parts that I could drop into it -- not the point. This is less than $30.


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    Any reason that I shouldn't put one of these in the neck position? Would probably wire it up to have a single-coil switch to keep it somewhat a J.
  2. Slowgypsy

    Slowgypsy 4 Fretless Strings Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    NY & MA
    Good score... have fun :cool:
  3. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    You need an active 2 band or 3 band eq to get anywhere near the musicman sound...
  4. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    Yeah my friend mentioned that, too. I was pretty settled on just kinda leaving it as-is, with a little bit of a parts refresh until I saw this video, which I'll admit is probably a far departure from putting that GFS MM pup in there -- really stuck in my craw and I got to daydreaming.

    Was hoping that it would be a compromise. :bassist:

    Tony Franklin

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