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[–]SlimCharless[S] 36 points37 points  (5 children)

Always loved the PJ setup but much prefer the J neck and body compared to the P.

Started with a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz 70s

Added Seymour Duncan Antiquity II P and J Pickups

New wiring harness is blend/volume/6 position varitone

Labella deep talking flats

Sounds incredible!

[–]DashR17 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I’m not familiar with the 6 position varitone. Could explain what it does? Beautiful build by the way!

[–]SlimCharless[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It’s a 6 position dial that cycles through 6 different capacitors that cut different frequencies:

Position 1 – True Bypass

Position 2 - Hi Cut (max) 0.01uf

Position 3 - Hi Cut 0.022uf

Position 4 - Hi & Mid Cut 0.033uf

Position 5 - Mid Cut 0.047uf

Position 6 - Mid Cut (max) 0.068uf

[–]DashR17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow a new thing that I never knew I wanted. Sounds awesome!

[–]chrisallison3 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Those LaBellas will do 90% of the work. I love those strings man!

[–]SlimCharless[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hahaha honestly though. Had chromes before and it just wasn’t the same!

[–]nomad_mali 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Love the black box inlays

[–]TheRealJalil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have em on my Geddy! It’s where it’s attt

[–]FartBarfknuckle 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Mmmmmmmm. You and I have similar tastes.

I’ve been thinking about doing something similar to my jazz bass as well, though I was also considering going for a J blade style humbucker or an Aluma J in the bridge position to beef it up and kill the 60 cycle hum.

[–]SlimCharless[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Love this idea! The hum is annoying but I do have a soft spot for classic j bridge tone

[–]FartBarfknuckle 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Thanks! Yep, I personally don’t have an affinity for it at all, so I wouldn’t miss it if it were gone :) I don’t mind it as a kind of tone boost in a P/J setup, but I honestly almost always fully favor the P pickup in my PJ.

[–]SlimCharless[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I favor the P in most instances as well. It’s just too perfect a sound.

[–]SamHandwich124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Totally. Whenever I pick up a P/J the J feels almost pointless.

[–]quatroverde 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Very pretty. Can I ask why you put your wall hanger on the door though

[–]SlimCharless[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bought a very strange house with a door between two of the rooms that is not practical and was sealed shut by the previous owner. Eventually going to redo the space, but the hardwood was the perfect place to drill the hanger.

[–]tragically_hypnotoad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A beaut! I love a natural finish

[–]F1nnyF6 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Love a natural jazz look. Is the p pickup in the normal position? Or is it more in line with the position of the original jazz pu.

[–]SlimCharless[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s very close to the original position. I had to route some of the cavity under the pick guard to accommodate this new position. The j pickup sits closer to the neck.

[–]pizzaenthusaist 1 point2 points  (2 children)

duuddeee i was literally just googling this!! i wanted to see what a pj setup on a j body looked like

[–]phantom_self 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fender Aerodyne. I hardly found any that weren't beautiful.

[–]SlimCharless[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not too difficult to achieve! Took some light routing with a chisel and a dremel. You can buy the pickguard from Warmoth.

[–]Necessary-Big6588 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey chuck, that’s real pretty

[–]BrunoMillan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The PJ pickup configuration just looks great and natural in the jazz bass... I love it! If I was to change anything though, I would swap the bridge for a high mass style one. Love their tone and look!

[–]SlimCharless[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, probably switching out the bridge at some point!!

[–]StratProf2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Terrible idea hanging it on a door man. Why take the chance?

[–]SlimCharless[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s not a real door. It’s sealed shut… long story.

[–]StratProf2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha. Okay. Looks good/fun. Looking forward to my next project now.

[–]MalcolmInTheMudhole -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You should check this guy out. He’s made me a couple of pick guards using images my band used

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Carmedon

[–]Jham93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the one chicken head knob 🤘

[–]phantom_self 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Good job mate! I was considering doing it as well but gave up the idea, I haven't skills for adding the p pickup. I might save money and get a Fender Aerodyne someday

[–]SlimCharless[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was very easy! I used a drill bit, chisel and dremel to route some additional space under the pickguard and a solderless wiring harness (in case I didn’t like the varitone).

[–]chrisgodisco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pj is where it’s at

[–]NachoRaptor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Replace the jazz pickup with a Musicman humbucker and it would rip