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whats the thickest sounding passive jazz pick ups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ghostjs, Mar 17, 2009.


  1. ghostjs

    ghostjs

    Aug 14, 2008
    ghostjs
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    im thinking bout replacing my pick-ups on my MIM Jazz cuz i think it sounds too warm and smooth tho i dig the thick sounds of P-basses and Stingrays.
     
  2. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

    May 7, 2005
    Europe
    IMHO the thickest sounding J pickups are Villex V2JLH pickups. They are thick, yet they have great clarity as well

    www.villex.com
     
  3. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
    Dimarzio Model J's are pretty warm, thick and growly.
     
  4. ghostjs

    ghostjs

    Aug 14, 2008
    ghostjs
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    thanks but how much are these things?
     
  5. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
  6. U could also do the pretty simple S1 type mod to it- adding a DPDT switch -either in a push/pull pot incorporated in a volume control- or as a mini toggle. This puts the pups into parallel(or is it to series) as my S1 jazz does & it does give it a real close P-bass sound- far meatier & thicker. If U can do this yr self it's VERY cheap to do & not hard if U can solder. There are threads on how to do it w/ diagrams IIRC- try the search.
     
  7. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    +1 :bassist: I dropped a set of these into my Custom Shop Jazz and, man!, am I happy. No more single coil buzz is a big plus too.
     
  8. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky Stuck on those 4-strings Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Another +1 for the dimarzio model J, my SX Jazz sounds almost liek a P-J bass when I crank the model J in the neck.
     
  9. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
  10. bearshimmy

    bearshimmy

    Feb 14, 2005
    +1 on the model J's

    they are great
     

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