favorite jazzmaster pickups?



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favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby waltdogg » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:45 am

just got gifted a mim fender classic player jazzmaster, it's pretty nice, but i feel like the pickups are lacking. from what i understand the pickups in these guitars aren't even true jazzmaster pickups? i'm curious to hear what people like in their jazzmasters. i'm looking for a proper set of single coil soapbars. budget is almost nonexistent since the guitar was free :cool: i was looking at the fender pure vintage and v-mod jazzmaster pickups because i can get them at a steep discount but i have no experience with them afaik. maybe one of the nicer jazzmasters at work has these pickups but :idk: anyways, what do you y'all think?
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby sylnau » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:51 pm

I never tried them... but I would give the McNelly a try.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby Paul_C » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm

I had some Lollars in a J Mascis sig and loved them.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby waltdogg » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:29 pm

sylnau wrote:I never tried them... but I would give the McNelly a try.
https://mcnellypickups.com/collections/ ... ucts/46-58

not bad.

Paul_C wrote:I had some Lollars in a J Mascis sig and loved them.

lollars are always a valid suggestion.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:11 pm

I put an Antiquity I in the bridge and Antiquity II in the neck, I really like that mixture - warms up the bridge and keeps the neck position from getting dark.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby repoman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:27 pm

The Fender AVRI/Pure Vintage '65 sound incredible and are like $85 a pair new.

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=33614

this guy did an amazing comparison job between many different boutique brand's JM pickups
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby waltdogg » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:59 pm

repoman wrote:The Fender AVRI/Pure Vintage '65 sound incredible and are like $85 a pair new.

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=33614

this guy did an amazing comparison job between many different boutique brand's JM pickups

been listening to a bunch of these. thanks. i'm definitely interested in the pure vintages now. the sd antiquities sound pretty good too.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby myrrh » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:47 am

waltdogg wrote:
repoman wrote:The Fender AVRI/Pure Vintage '65 sound incredible and are like $85 a pair new.

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=33614

this guy did an amazing comparison job between many different boutique brand's JM pickups

been listening to a bunch of these. thanks. i'm definitely interested in the pure vintages now. the sd antiquities sound pretty good too.


Seconding this! Never had the desire to change the pickups in my AV65, they're great!
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby kosta » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:33 pm

I had a Jazzmaster with Antiquity I's in it, and they sounded great.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby Muff_Diver » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:13 pm

Mascis used antiquities for awhile. They sound awesome.

Novaks are tight, a lot of options.

Lollars always sound great.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby waltdogg » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:48 pm

antiquities and the avri/pure vinatge set seem to be winning followed by lollars, nocaks, etc.

well, i guess i can try just about anything till i'm happy since the guitar cost me nothing.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby dubkitty » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:08 pm

i don't have a JM, but from experience with other Fender formats i'd also lean towards Fender CS pickups or Duncan Antiquities. there's also a guy in England who goes by Mojotone whose pickups look interesting. i played a JMJM with Lollars when the Mascis model was a new thing, and found them a bit too surfy for my tastes.
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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby kosta » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:53 pm

Nice mixed pair of Antiquity II and AVRI 65 pickups for sale over at OSG right now, fyi:

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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby greenmario » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 am

If you want single coil jazzmaster pickup sounds, AV65s are excellent. I have tried Antiquities and some others and for a little while I was able to pretend they sounded better because I spent more money, but I always ultimately realized that's not true.

repoman wrote:The Fender AVRI/Pure Vintage '65 sound incredible and are like $85 a pair new.

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=33614

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Re: favorite jazzmaster pickups?

Postby frigid midget » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:18 pm

I've always used SD antiquities and Fender AVR jazzmaster pu's, love 'em, never felt the urge to try anythhing else...
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