The 70’s versions have a brighter, more strident tone that is perfect for slapping, funk and R&B.
Because pickup windings and materials varied so much throughout the 70’s, we used several pickups from different years as our sonic models. Through a process of listening and prototyping we discovered the wire size and winding patterns that reproduce the bright and deep sound of the 70’s jazz bass pickup. Available as a calibrated neck and bridge pickup set, the AG 4 and 5J-70 pickups are direct replacements for Jazz Bass® style basses. The AG CL accepts a narrower, 17.5mm - 18.5mm string spacing.
Wire: Enamel, 43 gauge • Magnets: Alnico V • Cable: Single conductor, cloth-covered