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75 J Bass

Postby bassman501964 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:26 pm

My 75 J Bass the pickups seem to have gone bad what is the best replacement to use.
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby harleyyy » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:32 pm

If it is all original, what about a rewind? I'd suggest Lindy Fralin for the rewind or replacements. Chances are one is still ok, can you measure the resistance on each? They should both be just over 7k ohms with the bridge pup being a bit more IIRC.
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby Rob Francis » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Fralin!
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby basswinn » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Fralin will repair before they rewind. If they rewind, they will reuse the old leads so everything looks legit. They repaired my '66 J bridge and it sounded identical to before it failed. It takes them a while, so if you want to keep playing the bass, get a cheap replacement while your PU is in Richmond.

I notice you said "pickups". It would be unusual for both PUs in a J to go at the same time.
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:49 am

Use Jim Rolph - NO ONE on the planet is better, his rewinds are perfect and undetectable. He's my only source for these repairs, he's that good.
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby felig » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:14 am

Glad to hear you mention Jim Rolph--when I lived in Cincinnati he did several rewinds for me. Really nice guy, reasonable rates, personal service. I wouldn't knock anyone else, but glad to hear Jim Rolph's name shared.
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby harleyyy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:37 am

Kevin Probass Borden wrote:Use Jim Rolph - NO ONE on the planet is better, his rewinds are perfect and undetectable. He's my only source for these repairs, he's that good.



Good stuff Kebo, what would you recommend for replacements?
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:24 pm

As for replacements, it depends

* I love Dimarzios, crazy but true! The white ones are deadly, the newer black ones are too
* Lollars - Cant go wrong
* Dont laugh - I like Fender pick ups BUT I hate the way the poles look
* Duncan Antiquities - ONLY if you want a non-agressive bass. I find these get lost in hi-vol situations - BUT thats personal taste.
* Fralins - Ditto from Duncan..
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby hoytbasses » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:07 pm

I agree on the Dimarzios..... I had the same set of hot J's for 20+ years.... put them in a trade in bass and the guy is still rockin them. good sound a bit punchier than stock...... reasonable prices

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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby aussiemark » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:24 pm

I like Lollar.

Dimarzio Ultra Jazz are nice too.

Or, just put in 2 Dark Stars! LOL
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Re: 75 J Bass

Postby BLUESMANVINTAGE » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:34 pm

NORDSTRAND is what I put into MY basses... the silent j's are great... I thinkits called the Nj4sv.
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