Single – “Jazz Bass” NZ$149 for NZ customers; if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$129.57
Pair – “Jazz Bass” NZ$285 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$247.83
Neck – 6.84 kOhms, Alnico V. Bridge – 7.45 kOhms, Alnico V
Mr Glyn’s “Jazz Bass” pickups are inspired by the Fender Jazz pickups from the early 60’s. Low powered vintage tones suited to players looking for a clean, clear, springy tone. Positive, percussive bass response, woody mids and clear highs. Designed for players wanting a pure tone with either fingers or a pick.
All my Jazz pickup sets are RWRP so they are hum cancelling when both pickups are on.
I love Jazz basses, that off-set body looks so cool and the narrow neck makes it very easy to get around. Looks, playability and versatility make it hard to beat.
The Jazz bass has such a classic tone. The sound of a Jazz with both pickups on can be heard on so many recordings, it’s so distinctive. It’s the sound of two coils connected in parallel, like a Strat in positions 2 or 4. It’s that clear, scooped tone. The pair of coils in a Precision Bass are wired in series which gives it a bigger, more powerful sound with a lot more lower mids but the clarity of a Jass Bass can really stand out.
Over the years I’ve re-wound a lot of old Fender pickups. I like to make notes to record what I find in these old pickups, wire gauge, insulation types, d.c. resistance, magnetic gauss, dimensions. My notebook is getting pretty full. This is my constant reference when I’m designing a new pickup, that and my ears.
I’ve based these pickups on the best of the old Fenders I’ve come across over the years. Not all vintage pickups are great but when you see enough of the good ones patterns begin to form.
I still repair pickups and still add to my old notebook, always learning 😎.
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update 8 May 2023