Questions and answers

How high should Jazzmaster pickups be?

How high should Jazzmaster pickups be?

Vintage design Jazzmaster pickups have a coil only 1/8″ tall, compared to the height of a strat at about 7/16″ tall.

Are Jazzmaster pickups single coil?

The Jazzmaster pickup is a true single-coil pickup. From start to finish, these units are made of one coil of wire turned around the pole pieces, and in principle works just like those found on Fender’s more popular models, the Stratocaster and Telecaster.

Are Jazzmaster pickups noisy?

Noise levels on a Jazzmaster are higher than on a Strat pickup due to its larger surface area. You can expect more 60 cycle hum than a typical Fender (more of a P90 level hum), but Jazzmasters were always RWRP sets, which reduced the hum when the pickups were used together.

What size are jazzmaster pickup screws?

3 X 1″
#3 X 1″ Nickel Plated Round Head Wood Screw, Pickup Screws for Jazzmaster.

Are Jazzmaster pickups like P90s?

The Jazzmaster pickup has a wider coil. The P90 coil is twice as tall as the Jazzmaster coil. Jazzmaster pickups have magnetized alnico rod pole pieces while P90s have adjustable pole pieces magnetized by a pair of bar magnets attached underneath.

Can you hardtail a jazzmaster?

I’m sure you’re all tired of seeing this Jazzmaster, but today I converted it to a hardtail. The normal Jag/JM bridge can be hardtail or vibrato simply by locking or unlocking it.

What pots are in a jazzmaster?

Fender Jazzmasters, as well as ’70s Teles -like the Deluxe and Thinline- all use 1 meg pots, which give the guitar a lot of presence. Having played around with pot values, we knew that using a 500K pot sounds like using a 1 meg volume pot rolled down to about “7” or “8”.

Which is the best replacement pickup for a Jazzmaster?

That said, Seymour Duncan makes its own vintage-spec replacement pickups, the Seymour Duncan Antiquity II for Jazzmasters, and browsing through Reverb’s aftermarket Jazzmaster pickups will yield more options.

What’s the difference between a Strat and a Jazzmaster?

Though often confused with Gibson-style P-90s or “soapbar” pickups, Jazzmaster pickups are completely unique in function and tone. Jazzmaster pickups are constructed similarly to a Strat pickup in many ways, but are much wider and flatter, in what’s called a “pancake” wind.

Can a Mustang bridge be installed on a Jazzmaster?

When browsing used Jazzmaster listings on Reverb, you’ll often find models with the Mustang bridge already installed. Another option is the very popular aftermarket Mastery Bridge, a brilliantly engineered piece of hardware endorsed by many of today’s masters of jazz. (You can also find Mastery-equipped used and vintage Jazzmasters on Reverb.)

What kind of wiring does a Jazzmaster use?

While referring to a schematic and photos of Jazzmaster wiring, I connect up the main control pots and the three-way switch. The fiddliest part is connecting up the pots and switch on the second circuit then running all the longer wires between the two circuits.