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DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set  Black 

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The DiMarzio DP123 Replacement Neck & Bridge Pickup Set for Fender J-Bass keeps the crunchy, focused sound of the traditional Fender Jazz Bass tone w...Read More

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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.

Round out your bass tone with this pickup set.

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SPECIFICATIONS

DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set

  • 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 31 reviews)

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  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

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5.0

Added more punch and depth

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from Kansas City, MO

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      Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

      Put these in my 2010 MIM Fender and wow, what a difference. Noticeably more punch and depth, better low-end and more responsive. Definitely recommend for any non-American Fender.

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      5.0

      More growl

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      from Earth

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          Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

          Put in a cij geddy lee

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          4.0

          Nice.

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          from Lenoir, NC

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

            the DP123 pickups came just as ordered with easy to understand instructions for switching them in for the stock pickups on my Mexican Jazz bass. I did have to enlarge the hole in the body for the bridge p/u as it measured 94 mm instead of 91 mm for the stock ones. Once in, they immediately improved the sound, adding good sustain and bottom punch. Well worth the $$ IMHO.

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            5.0

            great J tone

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            from Maine

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                Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                I have a millennial MIM fretless jazz. The tone was ok but was getting bad hum. I had to take a rasp to the cavity of the bridge pick-up to get it to fit, which I was prepared for from reading others' reviews. The tone is wonderful. That powerful John Paul Jones J tone. Hum gone. Took it to a jam, let others play it, positive feedback. I can make it sound mellow or punchy.

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                5.0

                GREAT Product!

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                from San Jose, Ca

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                    Comments about DiMarzio DP123 Model J Bass Pickup Set:

                    Quick review here.....

                    I bought a Geddy Lee signature Jazz bass when they first came out. It was my first quality bass. I enjoyed it and even recorded a few CDs with it. I got a few compliments on my tone but nothing that made me smile from ear to ear. I ended up with other basses over the years and the Geddy Lee was shelved. Recently I joined a classic rock band. I thought "The Geddy might fit this band well." I tried a few rehearsals with it but it didn't really do anything for me. I finally decided to buy new pickups. (Why didn't I do this sooner?!) At the suggestion of a pro player I bought the Dimarzio Model J set. WOW WOW WOW!!!! The Geddy came ALIVE! The tone is now very even across the fretboard. No noise whatsoever. powerful without being to aggressive. EXACTLY what I was looking for tone wise. I HIGHLY recommend these pickups.

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful.

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                    from Weirton,Wv

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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

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                        from decatur il

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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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                            4.0

                            Good tone for the money

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                            from Metro Detroit

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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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                                5.0

                                Amazing!

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                                from Boston, Ma

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                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality
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                                  • 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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                                  5.0

                                  Jazz bass sound without the hum

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                                  from San Francisco, CA

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                                    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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