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  • Pickups for Jazzmaster: Best authentic tone, but works for rock music?

    I've done some research as to what pickups are available: Fralin, Lollar, SD, Novak, Rose, GFS, etc.....



    I've currently got some Rose Picassos in my CIJ JM....which are humbucking JM pickups.

    They're pretty sweet, but I'd like to regain some of that authentic JM tone.



    I'm just not sure which single coil JM pickups are more classic JM sounding, but yet still handle higher gain as well?



    suggestions?
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    I say you get a vintage spec neck pu--which is the classic JM sound. Then get either a tele or p90 JM bridge pu from Novak--for the rock toans.
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    • #3
      I got Novaks, love them. All around great pickups.
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      • #4
        Mascis says that Seymour Duncan Antiquities are the closest to the original that he's tried.



        Novak is always good if you want a replacement pickup for your Jazzmaster that sounds like different pickups.
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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by hotmess
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          Mascis says that Seymour Duncan Antiquities are the closest to the original that he's tried.




          I or II?
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          • #6
            My guitarist uses a jazz with Duncan antiquities sometimes and we're in a punk band. So I say those should work.
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            • #7
              Original Seth Lover WRHBs...





              ... at least that's what I'd use.

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              • #8
                I've got Novaks as well. Love them--I have the JM-V (vintage spec) in the neck and it sounds great, even with the heavy stuff.
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                • #9
                  My other big thing is microphonic feedback.



                  I'm getting a little with high gain at gig volume with the Picassos..........but that's usually closer to the amp. (not sure if it's the pickups or something else causing it?)



                  Will the singles be any better or worse?
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                  • #10
                    switched to novaks lat year. ive got a jm-v in the neck and the strat version in the bridge. pretty dope sound. i also have them wired in series so it creates a humbucker.

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                    • #11
                      I've got the Extra Width JMs from The Creamery, they work for me



                      Tell him what you want and he'll make them to your specs



                      http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/cus...tml#jazzmaster

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                      • #12
                        My CIJ has the standard Japanese JM PU at the bridge and an American JM PU at the neck.

                        This works well for me.
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                        • #13
                          I've got these overwound JM pickups that sound amazing with distortion:



                          http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/ext...ickup-set.html



                          The overwinding makes them a bit less bright with more mids. A bit more P90-ish in the mids but still with the JM tone.



                          If you're not in Europe I'm sure any of the US boutique people could make you something similar.
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by stevics
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                            My CIJ has the standard Japanese JM PU at the bridge and an American JM PU at the neck.

                            This works well for me.




                            I really didn't like the CIJ bridge pickup. thin, 2D and harsh. I didn't mind the neck.
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                            • #15
                              I'm kind of torn..........there are some good options on eBay, or some Antiquities I or II.
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