Pickup Kit for Jazz Bass

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Build your own pickups for the classic Jazz Bass® sound, or wind them your own way for custom output and tone.

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Pickup Kit for Jazz Bass

Item # 5978
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Build your own pickups for the classic Jazz Bass® sound, or wind them your own way for custom output and tone.

This kit contains the vintage-spec parts you'll need for making bridge and neck position pickups. Alnico 5 magnets produce a bright tone with a tight low end and stinging highs.

Pickup Kit for Jazz Bass includes

  • Black fiber bobbin flatwork
  • Alnico 5 polepieces ready to magnetize (instructions included)
  • Black and white push-back wire
  • Compressible foam strips for height adjustment
  • Mounting screws
  • Black plastic covers

Bridge Pickup for Jazz Bass
Cover dimensions
(minus mounting tabs)
3-11/16" x 11/16" x 3/4" tall(93.66mm x 17.46mm x 19.05mm)
Mounting screw spacing1-9/16" x 15/16"(39.69mm x 23.81mm)
String spread2-5/16"(58.74mm)

Neck Pickup for Jazz Bass
Note: Jazz Bass pickup dimensions have varied slightly over the years. Please measure your pickup cavities before replacing older pickups.
Cover dimensions
(minus mounting tabs)
3-9/16" x 11/16" x 3/4" tall(90.49mm x 17.46mm x 19.05mm)
Mounting screw spacing1-1/2" x 15/16"(39.10mm x 23.81mm)
String spread2-3/16"(55.56mm)

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Ratings & Reviews

Pickup Kit for Jazz Bass

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Pickup Kit for Jazz Bass

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012

This is a great kit, it's easy to work with and the result is a quality pickup but the pole pieces could be shorter in order to have flush pole pieces over the bobbin

Just wound these up

By Bill Scheltema from Brussels, ON
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 25, 2011

I just finished winding these pups. They are very good, the slugs fit well not overtight, plus you have all that you need. The only downside is that you need to install the brass eyelets yourself. Thank you Stewmac.

Great and wonderful kit!

By JoseSRV from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 07, 2011

I use this kit on a Fender Jazz bass Japan made, and really made this bass shine! Vintage, but very dynamic with great tone!

oh my God - it's full of stars!!

By edis from Croatia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Just excellent! At last kit for bass guitars. Easy to work with and when you start properly end result is great.

Worked like a charm

By Bluboibass from Acworth, GA USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not sure what happened to the other reviewer (although I suspect bobbin deformation due to over tight winding), but I had no problems at all. Hand (scatter) wound to hot spec (8.7K and 9.2K) with 42AWG Heavy Formvar coated wire and had a perfect fit for both bobbins/covers. These kits are great!

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