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DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set 

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5-string bass pickups go vintage with the DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set. Like the original Area J, the Area J 5 was...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-27-2017

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Warmth, sustain, and a clean, singing tone.

5-string bass pickups go vintage with the DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set. Like the original Area J, the Area J 5 was designed for warmth, sustain, and a clean, singing tone. The low-pull magnetic field allows the strings to ring clearly and enhances the sound of the low B string. And like all DiMarzio bass pickups, the Area J 5 cancels hum. With medium output and a very balanced tone, the Area J 5 works equally well with passive and active electronics.

Recommended For: Neck and bridge positions

Tech Talk: The Area J 5 is not a high-output pickup, but it has a lot of headroom in terms of dynamic range. It can also be custom-tuned with different control values. 250K controls produce a very round, classic J sound, while 500K controls introduce more attack and treble response.

FEATURES
  • Hum-cancelling
  • Balanced tone
  • Medium output

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SPECIFICATIONS

DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set

  • Wiring: 2 conductor
    Magnet: Alnico 2
    Output: 150mV
    DC Resistance: 9.32K Neck, 9.56K Bridge
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DiMarzioDP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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5.0

Area Awesome!

By James

from Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set:

    I finally freed my early 90's 5 string Ibanez Bass from batteries and active electronics. I installed 250K pots for volumes and tone. Now my bass is quiet and passive with no hum plus cool alnico II magnet punch. Another great plus is the low magnet pull allowing the pickups to be very close to the strings. These pickups sound great used in a passive bass if you hate using 9VDC batteries like I do.

     
    4.0

    Great pick-up set

    By "Detroit" Dave Swords

    from Cape Girardeau, MO

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Studio

    Comments about DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set:

    These pick-ups don't just "fit' into a Fender Jazz Bass,,a small amount of routing and grinding is required. That being said, these pick-ups added new dynamics to my sound with the 500K pot mod. I AM IMPRESSED !! Five stars except for installation.

     
    5.0

    Good Product

    By stringcussion

    from Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigging small venues & concerts

      Comments about DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set:

      I replaced 2 cap Ibanez humbuckers in SR255 model. The Ibanez factory pups were powerful but not warm or punchy.These Jazz style pickups has given me the sound that was lacking to make this bass a performing bass. The bass came with an active preamp that works very well with these jazz pickups.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love these pickups

      By EddieV

      from Tallahassee, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Gigs
        • Practicing
        • Recordings

        Comments about DiMarzio DP552 Area J Jazz 5-String Bass Neck/Bridge Pickup Set:

        I bought these pickups to upgrade a Squier Deluxe Active Jazz 5. They were a perfect fit with no modification required. They are paired with a Bartolini NTMB preamp and the combination is perfection. Slap tones with both pickups are clean and clear, bridge pickup soloed is burpy and strong, neck pickup soloed is deep and full. These pickups never sound anemic or lacking in power, and output is balanced across all strings. Bass is deep and full without being boomy, mids are strong and edgy when pushed, highs are articulate without that annoying "clanginess" and finger noise. They are very responsive to my right hand. I played 2 sets yesterday and got many compliments. I am 100% pleased with these Dimarzio's because the stock pickups did not have the clarity I needed and they did not bring out the fullness of the B string. These are advertised as medium output but they are hotter than the stock pickup even with 250K pots. I do believe you will be pleased with these pickups.

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