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Warmest Split Coil Jazz Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. I'd like to take out my single coil pickups from a fretless jazz, and install warm split coil, or humcancelling jazz pickups to get a classic passive P Bass sound out of a jazz body. I would usually solo the neck pickup but would like to keep the bridge pickup for extra versatility.

    Can anyone recommend me something that would suit me well?


  2. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    dimarzio model j
  3. You can't really do that, but many will tell you you can. Most of them don't play a real P bass.
    The key issue is that the P bass pickup coils are wide and very flat vs the jazz bass narrow and tall coil, which has EVERYTHING to do with their sound.The P coil shape simply won't fit in a J pickup shell, and vice versa. Remember that the coil is what actually senses the string.
    You will do the best you can do by simply turning off the bridge pup, and turning down not just the tone knob, but the neck Volume as well.
  4. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Model J's might get you close, super fat and rich tone. I'm a user.

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