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Which pickup, Carvin J99's or Seymour Duncan Basslines Jazz Bass Classic Stacks?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 77 StingRayBass, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

    Sep 15, 2011
    I have a SX SJB-75, and I'm looking to upgrade pickups (Duncan Design Jazz bass from a VM Squire). I dig that Marcus tone, and I dig the tone of the Carvin SB Basses. BUT, which of these 2, the J99's or Seymour Duncan Basslines Jazz Bass Classic Stack Pickups are the best way to go?
  2. Lemon Of Troy

    Lemon Of Troy Banned

    Nov 6, 2012
    Palmetto State
    DiMarzio Area J's :)

    Carvin's will sound more like traditional Jazz pickups (like Marcus) but since they are single coil you'll have to deal with the hum.
    I have never used the J99's personally, but they are said to be way better than Carvin's other pickups...which I've never liked.

    Stacks are humbuckers so they will be noise free. But since they are humbuckers they won't sound like Jazz pickups.

    Area J's are noiseless, and sound like vintage Jazz pickups. Best of both worlds. Love them.
  3. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Keep in mind that the Carvin J99A pickups are the size of a standard Fender bridge J pickups, and there's only one size.

    If the SX has a neck pickup that's the same as a Fender neck pickup, the Carvin isn't going to fit.

    Great sounding pickups, though.
  4. 77 StingRayBass

    77 StingRayBass

    Sep 15, 2011
    Thanks for the replies Gents!