Jazzmaster pickup comparison

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Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Green angel » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:57 am

I've began a pickup comparison 6 month ago and I would like to share it with you.
Hope it will help you to choose between this plethoric offer.

Gear used:
Guitar = a stock 2003 AVRI Jazzmaster except the pickups
Amp = Engl E660, Clean channel.
Cab = NOS 4*12 vintage 30 speakers
no effects
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AHYYncaOy4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For the moment I've made samples with:
AVRI set (Clean and bright)
Curtis Novak JM-V (well balanced and midranged), JM-Fat (powerfuller strat pickup), JM-T (bridge Telecaster pup for JM), JM-WR (Widerange Hbs) and JM-Paf (PAF Hbs)
Jason Lollar vintage (clean and full)
Seymour Antiquity I (Soft and acoustic) antiquity II (full and high ends)
Stock japanese pickup (thin and bright)
Engine pickups vintage (So dynamics)
Micros Kami custom set (clean and pure neck pickup, powerfull and fat bridge pup)
GFS Hot (INCANDESCENT)
SP Custom Jazzmister 62 : IMO the closest pup to have the 62/65 Jazzmaster tone

I miss:
Lindy Fralin
David Barfuss
GFS
What Else??

b]Rythm circuit:[/b]
Japanese : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8326991" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AVRI : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9371191" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Kami : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8788763" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-V : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535075" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lollar : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278445" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity I : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278442" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity II : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8161470" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Engine pickups : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535078" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-WR : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8592943" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
SP Custom Jazzmister 62 : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9975174" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Neck pickup
Japanese : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8326990" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AVRI: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9371187" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Kami : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8788760" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-V : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535082" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lollar : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278444" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity I : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278448" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity II : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8161471" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Engine pickups : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535079" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-WR : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8592941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-Fat : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8223942" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
SP Custom Jazzmister 62 : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9975175" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Both
Japanese : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8326989" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AVRI: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9371190" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Kami : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8788762" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-V : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535077" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lollar : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278447" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity I : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278441" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity II : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8161472" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Engine pickups : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535081" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-WR/JM-Paf : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8592942" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-Fat/JM-T : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8223943" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
SP Custom Jazzmister 62 : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9975176" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bridge pickup
Japanese : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8326992" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AVRI : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9371189" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Kami : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8788761" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-V : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535076" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Lollar : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278446" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity I : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8278443" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Antiquity II : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8189713" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Engine pickups : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8535080" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-Paf : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8592944" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Novak JM-T : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=8223941" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
GFS HOT : http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9371188" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
SP Custom Jazzmister 62: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... ID=9975177" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I add those excellent samples by mtotallywired!!

Thought i'd add to this sticky here. Just recently converted from a set of Antiquity II's which I loved to Novak JM-V's...the differences between the two are slight, still, both are very authentic. Borrowed Green Angel's format here, although with a different guitar + amp. the soundclips are below, so you be the judge of which set's best for your needs!

Guitar:
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My prized 65'ish JM replica : light alder wildwood guitars body w/ thin skin all nitro finish, allparts LRO maple/rosewood neck, fender synthetic bone nut, vintage size frets, all AVRI hardware, Genuine Fender Mustang Reissue Bridge, CTS 1meg pots (Audio & Linear)/1meg/50k linear for Rhythm circuit w/ Mojotone Vitamin T paper in oil capacitors (.047uf in lead circuit & .03uf in rhythm)& Rotosound Roto Reds (.011-.048 gauge) nickel wound strings.
Amp: Deluxe Reverb RI
Effects: Light Reverb

Lead Circuit:
Bridge Pickup:
Antiquity II: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9905960
Novak JM-V: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9908015

Bridge & Neck Pickups (Middle Position):
Antiquity II: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9906095
Novak JM-V: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9908016

Neck Pickup:
Antiquity II: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9906094
Novak JM-V: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9908014

Rhythm Circuit:
Antiquity II: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9906093
Novak JM-V: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ID=9908013


2 samples from Jazzman with Jess Loureiro pickup Vs Japanese stock pickup:
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... D=11141230
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... D=11141231
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by kreuzberg » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:01 am

Fantastic job ! 8)

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Tritone » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:53 am

Thanks for putting together such a cool resource!

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by mtotallywired » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:49 am

Holy toledo! This is awesome. Thank you so much.
You got any of these baby's for sale??
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Post by the older brother » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:54 am

wow! Impressive.


Tips for other pickups:
Pickup Wizard JM pickups (they have a couple of choices IIRC - look on ebay)
SD standard range (SJM-1 (Vintage), SJM-2 (Hot) and SJM-3 (QP))

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by slavemaster » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:27 am

Excellent man. Mods please put this in the library.
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Post by Orang Goreng » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:35 pm

Green Angel, if we did statues here I'd erect you one. Top job!
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Echo Ranch » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:09 pm

um.... done.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Echo Ranch » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:11 pm

i'm loving the novak wrhb in the neck demo! that's what i have been waiting to hear! sounds spot on to me. anybody else with an opinion on that?

nice

i'm thinking i need one for my blaster. uh huh

the novak jmv was my favorite in the bridge position. was hoping for a novak wrhb in the bridge demo. but the neck demo was great
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Post by Orang Goreng » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:18 pm

Echo Ranch wrote:um.... done.

Muhahah, awesome!
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by hwestman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:10 am

Incredible work!

Thanks a lot!!!!

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Post by vortexx » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:46 pm

Thanks! That's a lot of work to do!
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Post by Carlos » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:01 am

Great work, congratulations.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by mariska » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:27 am

EXCELLENT!!!! :)

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by nitro cellulite » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:16 pm

very cool, I wish you had fralins on there, especially the overwounds....

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