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Golden Age Pickups for Jazz Bass


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Authentic specs, great price! Vintage specifications make these Golden Age pickups a great way to take your Jazz Bass® back to its roots.

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They're a solid choice for building a custom 4-string bass with distinctive classic midrange.

The set of two pickups enables a versatile tone pallette, with two Alnico 5 polepieces per string providing the signature enhanced clarity. Authentic sound at a great price!

Set of two pickups with black cover, compressible foam pad for height adjustment, mounting screws, and push-back cloth-insulated lead wires are included with each pickup.

Bridge Pickup:
Dimensions (minus mounting tabs): 3-11/16" x 11/16" x 3/4" tall (93.66mm x 17.46mm x 19.05mm). Mounting screw spacing 1-9/16" x 15/16" (39.69mm x 23.81mm).
Polepieces: Alnico 5, with 2-5/16" (58.74mm) string spread.
Coil wire: AWG42, wound to 8.5K ohms and wax potted for feedback suppression.
Flatwork: Bottom thickness .094" (2.39mm), top .062" (1.57mm).

Neck Pickup:
Dimensions: 3-9/16" x 11/16" x 3/4" tall (90.49mm x 17.46mm x 19.05mm). Mounting screw spacing 1-1/2" x 15/16" (39.10mm x 23.81mm).
Polepieces: Alnico 5, with 2-3/16" (55.56mm) string spread.
Coil wire: AWG42, wound to 8.0K ohms and wax potted for feedback suppression.
Flatwork: Bottom thickness .094" (2.39mm), top .062" (1.57mm).

The reverse-wound, reverse-polarity coils are hum-cancelling when both pickups are at full volume (bridge pickup north polarity; neck pickup south polarity).

Note: Jazz Bass pickup dimensions have varied slightly over the years. Please measure your pickup cavities before replacing older pickups.

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Golden Age Pickups for Jazz Bass
Golden Age Pickups for Jazz Bass
 
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5 4-21-2014
Good Upgrade

Bought these to replace the pups on a cheap jazz bass. Nice smooth sound, and pretty well balanced. Very pleased with purchase.

MickBass  UK Read my reviews (3)
4 3-20-2014
Jazzing up an old bass

I have been looking at an older jazz bass sitting in my studio for a couple of years and decided to get it up and running again. When it came time to do the pickups I remembered that a buddy had used Golden Age in a Strat and was happy with them, so I gave Stewmac an order to try them out .These pups are incredibly clear and have midrange to spare!! the neck unit has as much punch as any I have used, and I would highly recommend them to any discriminating player. My order was shipped right away and I am a pleased customer. Now I am looking at a couple of other Fenders that could use some upgrades and cosmetic attention.

guitarguy56  Mendocino,California
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5 3-19-2013
Even better than Duncan Designed

I Installed these on a new Squier VM Jazz, risking it to see if these pups would sound better than the stock Duncan Designeds. MUCH better sound. I think the difference is that the DD's are dipped in wax, and the Golden Age's aren't, so there's a little more clarity. Consequently, if your bass isn't shielded from EMI, you may hear more of the 60 cycle hum. . .

jfw  Michigan Read my reviews (2)
5 1-06-2013
It's a new Golden Age

After nearly six years of fiddling around with modifications, tweaks and replacements that invariably ended in some degree of frustration, it was the installation of StewMac’s Golden Age pups and associated pots that finally produced the sounds that I knew existed somewhere within my Fender Jazz Bass. Not only am I absolutely delighted with the result, every point of contact with StewMac - by phone when ordering; by email with Tech Service to clarify a minor question, swiftly and satisfactorily answered; and, in my case, a coincidental but fortunate chance to visit to their office in person - was first rate. Friendly, knowledgeable and courteous staff, coupled with high quality, good value parts, collectively shone as compelling examples of how to do business. In short, my experience with StewMac was a genuine pleasure from start to, well, I would say “finish” but I will certainly be buying again - most likely when I pluck up the courage to fettle and fit a new nut one day. ;-) Well done StewMac. You have another very happy customer here.

Cunninghurst  Alton, Hampshire, UK Read my reviews (2)
5 5-16-2012
Good choice!

These pickups worked just as what I expected. I put them on a cheap SX jazz bass and now it sounds nearly like the original.

thursday  Turkey
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5 3-02-2012
Very nice

Just finished building a jazz bass kit, the pups that came with it sounded like a cat wailing under wet concrete.. got on line to Stewmac and found these pups. AWESOME! The tonal range and warmth is spot on for playing blues. Well done Stewmac, another quality item!

Dingobass  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (76)
5 12-01-2011
excellent.

very satisfied

Joaquim  South Africa Read my reviews (2)
5 10-02-2011
Perfect vintage tone

Dead on sixties J-bass tone, if you want to nail that R&B sound that never goes out of style or gets old!

tonehound  Dorset, VT Read my reviews (2)
4 8-06-2011
Very Nice Set Up

I was lucky to pick up a 1998 MIM jazz in virtually new conition, I agonized over the pickup selection and weighed the input from a number of sources. I selected the golden age set primarily because of the reputation for quality components that stew/mac is famous for. I had a tech install the pups because I wanted a practiced eye to evaluate the inards of the contol cavity during the installation. His comment on the quality of the golden age pick up set was "very nice" and his eyes shot up when I told him what I paid.
As I have an American Jazz at home I was eager to compare the two. I have played the same tune at the same tone settings on each axe and I have to admit, I am actually partial to the MIM strictly due to the classic smokey sound that I get from these beauties. Well worth the money, quality, no nonsence product from a top notch supplier. Now I have to decide which is my favorite......

mimjazz  Mission, KS
5 7-06-2011
Golden Age pups for Jazz bass

Excellent service, quality product, no complaints. I have been ordering from Stew-Mach for a while now and would recommend them highly to friends who want quality service and product. First class operation.

Burna  Newmarket, Canada Read my reviews (2)
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