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Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass Pickup Set

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Plant Fender's Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups under your strings, add fingers or pick and grow a healthy garden of giant-sized tone. The...Click To Read More About This Product

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Plant Fender's Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups under your strings, add fingers or pick and grow a healthy garden of giant-sized tone. The SCN pickups deliver truly noise-free Jazz Bass tone with lots of power and dynamic response. The neck and bridge pickups have a DC resistance of 11.6K and inductance of 3.8 Henries.

A special combination of traditional magnets and Samarium Cobalt magnetic material delivers incredible dynamic and magnetic response. SCN pickups noiselessly kick up a half century Fender bass sound with thunderous vibe, silky feel, and transcendent tone. Standard equipment in Fender's American Deluxe Jazz Basses.

  • Noise-free Jazz Bass pickup set
  • Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) pickups
  • Bridge pickup: 11.6K DC resistance; 3.8 Henries inductance
  • Neck pickup: 11.6K DC resistance; 3.8 Henries inductance
  • Uses traditional magnets and samarium cobalt magnetic material

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


SCN on my MIM ash body jazz bass

By Mark-Ca7DQ

from NY

I installed the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Pickups to my standard FSR jazz bass ash body, it really is noiseless, very quiet, nice and deep bass with good highs (treble). However, it lacks the mids and thickness. I would prefer the Vintage Noiseless instead.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By ArcticNoise

from Fairbanks, Alaska

Be warned that if you have a Mexican-made Fender Jazz Bass, the bridge pickup may not fit in the body without modification to either the body or the pickup! These are made for the American-made Fender Jazz Bass and will not fit the Mexican without some alteration.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)



By bassballs

from Indianapolis, IN

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ok so this is the second set of these pickups I have purchased. the first set was shot. Basically if you don't know anything about fender's quality control, this will be a lesson for you. Pick the pickups you like and get two sets. EVERY time I have bought a set from this company one, if not both have been dead. this includes guitar pickups as well. so I took the best way out on this. Buy two sets, install the first one, chances are that one of the pickups will be a dead one, then replace that pickup with the identical one from the other package, if this one is dead as well switch the pickups again using the opposite one (ie, the Neck pickup from the additional set in the Bridge position, they say they are different, Bull, the only difference is the Reference dot). of this doesnt work ship both back to this company (musicians friend, guitar center, who ever actually owns both, the Walmart of the instrument industry). then try again. if you magically get the one set that actually works, you will notice that the pickups do not have any stabilizing pads (the foam thing on the bottom of the pickup that allows the pick up to sit up correctly) this is an easy fix. go to a car parts store and buy a foam weatherizing strip then cut two pieces that match the length of each pickup, stick them on the bottom and your "custom shop" pickups will actually get close enough to the strings to create sound. honestly after all of the ordeals that I have gone through I wont be purchasing another set of fender pickups again. Im sticking to Seymour Duncan basslines from now on. Fender pickups sound great, but good luck buying ones that actually work. also you do have to install them to find out if they work, multi-meter readouts will come out correct whether the pickups work or not.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Don't buy these if you got an old Jazz

By Danny Elswick

from Maryland, UNITED STATES

I've had Seymour Duncan's, DiMarzio's, and EMG's that fit perfectly in my bass (68 Jazz). I bought a set of Fender SCN's and guess what??!! They don't fit. They are about a 1/4 inch too long!! I talked to Fender tech support and the only answer I got was "they are what they are". How can EMG, DiMarzio, and SD get it right and Fender can't even come close!! What about the guys with old bassses that want to upgrade their pickups??


Excellent Upgrade

By Garylyn

from Missouri

this is a awesome upgrade for that Mexican jazz, or even an American jazz. These pickups are so clean sounding, unlike stock jazz pickups which get a little muddy sounding on the lows. I highly recommend these.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Must have replacement for Fender Standard pickups

By sBass Balls

from Kansas City, MO

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Fender basses made in Mexico have inferior electronics. With these inferior pickups, you will likely get maddening noise from the electric grid that will interfere with your practice and performance. Before you buy another set of pickups, you might first try lining the pickups cavities with copper shielding tape. If that doesn?t solve your problems, go and buy a set of pickups. These in particular are very good providing quite an improvement; no more electric buzz and a nice round tone. To do this yourself, you?ll have to go to Radio Shack and get a small soldering iron, rosin-core solder, and solder remover braids (less than $20). When you get your pickups, get your iron ready (be careful kids). Take off the stings, pickguard, pickups and volume knob housing, exposing the pickup chamber. Note how the two wires on each pickup terminate at the volume knobs, the black one on the volume knob and the white/yellow one on a terminal. Also know where each pickup goes (underside of pickup). One at a time, de-solder the four leads into the volume knobs and re-solder the leads. Be careful not to sever any other wires or the ground wire to the pickup. Overall, these pickups are a vast improvement on the original factory pickups.


Now I can Rock

By Michael A. White

from Albuqerque, NM

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Got a set of these, slapped then in.Kinda had a sound of what was in my head then played them. Very powerful clean, NO HUM!!! It's been about two weeks now and am Happy with them, played in different styles and volumes and they handle it all. You can hear every note on the whole neck helps you play your best, try a set and see.


Great tone in Jazz with S1

By Mac-c2-8i

from Indiana

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I was tired of always having to push the S-1 switch in live to get rid of the hum. I missed having the single coil sound. These pickups solved the problem. Placed in a passive American Jazz. I believe they are punchier and have better tone than stock American pickups. The punch is noticable in how it drives an EBS octabass much easier. Low mids are awesome and pretty even response to all strings. Value 4.5 due to retail price, noiseless replacement jazz pickups can come cheaper, but will they sound this good?


Amazing Tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

My friend had an American Jazz bass. He ripped out the old pickups and put these ones in it. For the longest time I didn't know how he got a Fender Jazz bass to sound so brilliant. But after 4 years I've recently put these in my bass and they have given me tone I would have never guessed possible. Thank you fender. BUY THESE THINGS!!!

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