Where can I buy Ultra Jazz pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I'm stumped. I want to buy a pair of Ultra Jazz pickups, but don't know where to get them. I live in Green Bay, and no store around here carries them. Musician's Friend sells the Model J but NOT the Ultra Jazz, and American Music Supply doesn't sell either. Bass NW doesn't carry DiMarzio, and I don't know if you can order directly from DiMarzio, but even if you can I bet they are cheaper elsewhere.

    I know some people on the board have 'em, so hopefully someone can help me out.

  2. Hey Super, what's up? I have a current DiMarzio catalog and you can order them direct, but, from what I see you'll be paying full retail price.:mad:

    When I was thinking of getting a set of Ultra Jazz pups for my MIM Jazz, I went into my local Sam Ash and asked if they carried them. They do carry DiMarzio, but, didn't have the Ultras in stock, but, said they can order them for me, or any pickup I want from any Manufacturer provided I paid up front. They'd give me a discount, but, probably not as deep as something that's hanging around the store. I was also thinking of going with Bartolini, but, couldn't find them in stock either, and I'm in NEW YORK! Hopefully someone else will have a better answer, but, I wanted to let you know that you weren't alone in this situation. I wonder if there's a reason behind this.

    Good luck,
    Mike J.
  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    If it's Bartolini you're looking for, definitely check out BassNW. They'll get you whatever you need, and at a damn good price. Just drop them an email with whatever model you want and they'll get back to you with a price quote.

    As for Sam Ass, I'll have to check that out. I'm going home to Illinois for Thanksgiving and there's one by my house, so I guess I'll have to head over and check them out. Thanks for the tip!
  4. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com In Memoriam

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Check with Interstate Music http://www.interstatemusic.com/

    I haven't bought pickups from them, but many other items and they are very quick to please and do carry DiMarzio. They don't list the the complete line on their site- give them a call at 1-877-213-2580 - and ask for their catalogs, very nicely done with details, not BS.
  5. Thanks Bob. I'm still deciding whether I want to upgrade my MIM Jazz, or buy a new fretless like the Dean Rhapsody fretless, but, your site suggestion was a great help.

    Super, thanks for the Bass North West idea. You'd think it would be easier to get something as basic as pickups.

    Mike J.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Thanks for the info Bob, I was getting worried. I'm going to record soon and the stock pups in my MIM Jazz won't do in the studio.
  7. RG


    May 11, 2000
    central Illinois
    I got mine at local music store in my town. They had to order them , from where I dont know. I really like them. Also if you buy a set the neck and bridge pups are not the same size so I had to get two neck pups so be sure to measure them. I know it sounds crazy but check it out on your bass.
  8. this has bee discussed many times, and if anyone out theres is thinking about replacing the stock pickups in their MIM jazz, then do a search for ULTRA JAZZ

    its not a big thing, buy them in a front and bnack set

    DP147 and DP148 the complete set is DP149

    the bridge pickup route requires a 16th of an inch off each side, and in some cases will slip in nicely, its not hard to do, and not worth leaving,

    the pickups and designed for front and back, there will be some difference in how the pickups behave and sound if you put in tow of the same.

    i did it in my, now gone Fender J and there really great pickups, just don't be put off by the two minute mod on the rear route, any friendly repaier will do it for free, or dirt cheap, the most important thing to watch if you decide to do it yourself is the soldering, practice first!!

  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Thanks for the info, tyburn.

    I did know that the topic of replacing MIM pickups has been done to death, and in all the SEARCHING I did, I did not see anyone list WHERE they had bought the pickups, which is the question I was asking.

    I'll probably do the filing and soldering myself. I've heard from others it's pretty easy, and if I get it wrong, I can just try again. :)