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Jazzmaster Pups

Post by Abadacus » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:38 pm

What kind of pickups would be best for my Warmoth Jazzmaster?
I play all kinds of music, mostly rock, particularly trending towards indie/post-rock stuff.

The guitar has an alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard.

My gear: Guitar (as yet unfinished) -> Cusack Screamer -> BBE Sonic Maximiser -> 1976 Fender Bassman 10

Any suggestions?

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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by zhivago » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:05 am

Lollars, Novaks or Seymour Duncan Antiquities seem to be the best choices for vintage sounding pups...

have a look on their sites...they offer different ones...some vintage sounding, some with hotter output.

Novak pups come as P90s, and even PAF-style humbuckers....still in a Jazzmaster pup shape though....

http://www.curtisnovak.com/

http://www.lollarguitars.com/

http://www.seymourduncan.com/
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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by JazzBlaster » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:07 pm

+1 there used to be no chices for Jazzmasters, these days it's a tough decision.
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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by Abadacus » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:19 pm

Do the antiquity II's actually sound any better than the standard vintage pups or is that just hype?

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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by JazzBlaster » Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:23 pm

they are good, I have used them for years. the AVRI pickups are good to, if I were going to spend the money I would go with Novak or Lolars so I could get them custom wound to my spec.
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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by flatfiver » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:11 pm

http://www.vintagevibeguitars.com/windo ... zzWin.html

Another option - haven't heard anything about these, though.
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Post by ohm-men » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:16 am

As far as Antiquity II's go, they are nice, although a bit harsh to my ears. (could be the basswood body of my JM though), but the AVRI Fender pups are very nice in an Alder body JM.
I had a CIJ Jag with Curtis Novak's and this was an absolute stunning guitar. So I guess he's JM pups must be great as well.

Also a good idea would be to mix a set of SD Antiquity I and II. A "I" neck with a "II" bridge. I think someone here has that combination, which he absolutelly loves)
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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by mcjt » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:36 am

don't forget to take a pic of this warmoth JM, pls .... :)
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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by Pumpkin » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:39 pm

ohm-men wrote: As far as Antiquity II's go, they are nice, although a bit harsh to my ears. (could be the basswood body of my JM though
As far as i know a Basswood guitar is actually warmer than alder and would in fact be less harsh ,so maybe the antiquities are too harsh?

I like SD vintage,both jaguar and jazzmaster.

They're  cool pups. Neck : 7.75 k,Bridge : 8.4 k ,im gonna put 'em in the JZ i get next month fo sure! :)

Have a looksie

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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by Val66c » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:37 pm

mcjt wrote: don't forget to take a pic of this warmoth JM, pls .... :)
Whats the color of the JM in your Avatar?

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Re: Jazzmaster Pups

Post by mcjt » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:55 pm

hi val66c,
my 1960 jm is natural alder in that pic. just sealer on it at the moment. some day soon it should be nitro sonic blue, though-
or LPB. or ice blue
or....
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