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DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set Black 

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      Round out your bass tone with this pickup set.

      The DiMarzio DP123 Replacement Neck & Bridge Pickup Set for Fender J-Bass keeps the crunchy, focused sound of the traditional Fender Jazz Bass tone while boosting gain and response. This additional presence means a bigger sound with improved attack and bite - great for highly articulated playing! The sensitivity and deep tone of these DiMarzio pickups are also the perfect complement to the warm character of fretless basses. Double-stop glissandos and delicate violin-style vibrato speak with a classic, woody voice simply by backing off slightly on the tone controls.

      Unlike traditional pickups, these DiMarzio DP123 pickups are individually humbucking. They're not a stack: each coil picks up one pair of strings. By doing it this way they keep the resistance down and the tone clean and clear.

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      DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set Specifications:

      • Wiring: standard four conductor
      • Magnet: ceramic
      • Output: 150mV
      • DC Resistance: 6.73K
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      DiMarzioDP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set
       
      4.9

      (based on 26 reviews)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (7)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)

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            • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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          5.0

          Beautiful.

          By Seth

          from Weirton,Wv

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

              I put these in my MIM Jazz and they're perfect.If yours was made after 2009 they should fit just fine. The lows are much more defined and much stronger, the mids are nice and punchy, and the highs are crystal clear.Nothing is overpowering.I have the clarity of playing with a pick from just my fingers but the ability to accentuate the subtleties of my style. They can't be beat for price!

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              5.0

              good bass p-ups

              By pastor larry

              from decatur il

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              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
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                  Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                  Put these on my squire fretless. double stops are clean and clear. easier to hear if I am in tune. Hello sustain, good bye hum.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good tone for the money

                  By Stranger

                  from Metro-Detroit

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  • Improves Sound

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                      Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                      I put these PUPs in a Japanese Fretless Jazz Bass to liven up the sound. The stock PUPs were really flat, so these added a lot of midrange definition without going active.

                      The downside of these is that they are so gainy that they produce a little ground buzz and distortion when used with headphones. None of my sound guys have complained though.

                      For the money, you can't go wrong if you want to give some new life to an old bass. Stay away though if you like a sparkly clean tone.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing!

                      By bassnpete22

                      from Boston, Ma

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                        I can't say enough about these pickups. I wanted to make my jazz bass sound gritty and fat for my rock band while remaining versatile for the wedding band I play with.

                        These pickups sound outstanding. If you are looking for classic fender tone these are NOT the pickups for you though. Instead of having scooped mids these ones have a fat bottom and crystal clear midrange without all that treble twinkle on top. They sound strong, clear and loud with fingers or a pick and the slap tones are outstanding. I have found myself leaving the p-bass at home more and more recently.

                        Another huge bonus with these pickups are the individually adjustable pole pieces. The tops of the poles are allen wrench sockets so you can easily raise or lower the pieces to your personal preference.

                        Love these pickups. Brought my bass to life. Don't let the price fool you, these are top of the line! If you want to fatten up your tone and give your jazz bass some punch these are the pickups for you.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Jazz bass sound without the hum

                        By sfjazzguitar

                        from San Francisco, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                          Replaced the stock pickups in a fretless MIM Jazz bass, one of which had failed. The Model Js fit perfectly, are clearer (though not dramatically so) and appreciably louder. Now that there's no hum, the bridge pickup sounds great solo-ed. The neck and bridge pickups are well balanced, and the ability to adjust the individual pole pieces is a plus (though I didn't need to do so). Great value.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic

                          By Drummer and Bassist

                          from The East Coast

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                          • Good Quality
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                              Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                              Installed these on a MIM Fender jazz bass. They look great and sound great! The best way to describe the improvement over the stock pickups, is that they are simply "smoother" and more "musical" sounding. They are a little hotter, but not obnoxiously so. 100% happy with them, and MF did a good job as always getting them to me quickly and for a good price.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love em, you will too

                              By KrazyBassman

                              from Houston TX

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                                Have been playing music for years now, been through many instruments, and I can finally say that it doesn't take a ton of money to buy the sound you've been looking for. I recently set these up on my Squier modified 70's jazz bass(which sounded decent to begin with). The tone is great(woody sounding, with clarity(even on high notes), harmonics really cut through the mix. I have it configured using the alternative wiring using 2 a500k alpha push pull volume, and 1 standard mini alpha a500k tone pot.I highly recommend that you use the audio 500k pots, to bring out the full potential of these pickups, but even using 250k pots will make it sound good. Best sound in my opinion is in series(louder, more punchy) wiring, I haven't used the parallel switch much on the bass, just have it there for extra options. If you arent very good with soldering, i'd get all standrad pots.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Pickups

                                By MS135374247

                                from Maryland

                                Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                                The pick-ups are well made and have several wiring options. They are well suited for a fretless bass with flats. Plenty of growl and sustain. The individual height adjustment for each pickup allows you to have the best distance from each string to the top of the pickup. Overall a great replacement for a J-Bass.
                                Individual height adjustment

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Kick the Hum without breaking the Bank.

                                By Tommy

                                from Ohio

                                Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                                Years ago I removed the active circuit from my bass and wired it up with two volume, two tone, and a series/parallel switch. The control over the tone with this circuit is amazing and the switch still tricks people into thinking its active. Flip the switch and theres a marked increase in bottom end and output. At a show recently I noticed an excessive amount of hum on songs when I turned the neck pup down a bit (this destroys the hum canceling nature of the circuit). So, I decided it was time to find a set of Humbuckers. And I have to admit I am glad i found these.
                                I play flats with the neck pup dialed back a bit and the highs rolled off on the bridge about halfway. I get the warmest low mids without being "woofy" in the bottom. It cuts through the mix without being glassy on the high end or boomy in the lows. These pickups compliment my sounds and style wonderfully.
                                There are dozens of wiring oprions with a set of 4-wire humbuckers.
                                These pickups are well made. When I pulled the stock fender pickups out of my Marcus Miller Signature, the quality of the DiMarzios was apparent. The stock pickups were light and cheap feeling and the covers were easily removed exposing the windings. The DiMarzios were heavy and solid with plenty of wire length and the covers were fitted on snuggly.
                                I have to admit, I bought these because they were the cheapest replacement humbuckers I could find. But despite the price, they are extremely well made and sound absolutely fantastic. I am more pleased with the tone of my bass now than I ever have been. The improvement in my tone is worth more than the hundred bucks I dropped on the set.

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                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Quiet Pickups

                                By Echoman-AAYcL

                                from Undisclosed

                                Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                                Make sure to check your bass. If you have an MIM Fender from the mid 1990's(like me), you will need to purchase each pickup seperately and buy the short versions. Some of the MIM's require the pickups to be the same size unlike USA and current MIM models. I put these in because my stock pickups had too much 60 cycle hum, especially when I use my compressor. The Dimarzio's are super quiet and solved my problem. They are just a bit louder than the stock but not necessarly better sounding. They lack a little bite that the stock had, but I'll take the hum canceling over that anyday. I'm happy with them.

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