Will dimarzios fit in a squire

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by fusion man 85, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. fusion man 85

    fusion man 85

    Dec 7, 2013
    Im gettn a squire for a fair price from a freind and im thinking of changing the picks up.would dimarzio j styles fit in without much modification work? Im gonna treat this a my first Frankenstein bass by the way
  2. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    If you're looking at the Model J pickups (coolest jazz pickups out there IMO), they are taller than most jazz pickups and often do require the cavity to be made a bit deeper. Don't know about their other models
  3. fusion man 85

    fusion man 85

    Dec 7, 2013
    Thanks for the info ill be modifying the squire and fretless fender when it gets paid off then
  4. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Fit beautifully in my Squier VM 70's J-Bass!
  5. michaelandrew

    michaelandrew The bass player is always right.

    Any additional routing required or just a drop-in replacement? I have a Squier VM Jazz that might need a new set of Model J Dimarzios.;)
  6. Shippy


    Dec 15, 2011
    Fairport NY
    Just added the Model J pickups in my VM Squier bass. No problems, this version of the bass has 500K pots and I installed them as standard wiring from the DiMarzio directions. You should have some shrink tubing handy, as some wires have to be soldered but do not attach to a pot or ground point, they must be insulated. Electrical tape is messy eventually.

    You will need to adjust the foam thickness when you install. String the bass without the pick guard installed, adjust the heights of the pickups, check the sound. Then install the pick guard.

    Bought the pickups from Guitar Center website, 15% off and free shipping. I replaced the Duncan Designed pickups that came with the bass when I bought it used at Guitar Center, I really wanted the hum-canceling. The Model J is giving me a much clearer and open low end.