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7/5/2006 9:33 AM
Liam Ca (12164) wrote:
There's some Bartolinis I've played that I haven't liked, and some I have. I like EMG's a lot, and I like Dimarzio's (I've recently seen the light with Dimarzios, I know Jared Lee will readily agree with me on that front).
I'd also look at Nordstrands, Aeros (Aeros are great pickups, if not a bit expensive), and Fralins.
I think you're best choosing pickups on what kind of Jazz Bass you've got as well. If you've got an alder body Jazz Bass, I'd drop some Fralins, Bartolinis or Dimarzios in there in keeping with the 60's Jazz Bass midrangey feel. If it was an ash body with a maple fretboard, I'd be more tempted by the Aeros and maybe the Nordstands again in keeping with the 70's Jazz Bass feel. EMG's IMO have a different sound altogether, very 'modern' sounding.
Oh yeh, Aeros and EMG's kill for slap work as well.