Category: Audio sample

Just for fun – Jazzmaster pickups

20140809_141438351_iOSYou might remember I tried my hands at pickup winding a while ago (was it more than a year ago already?) creating a set of pickups for my Jazzmaster. Or maybe I never posted that, but anyway.

With some major help from my friends I finally got around to do a proper pickup comparison! And here’s the result:

The setup:
  • Three different Jazzmasters20150524_121010489_iOS
    • (J) A japanese Fender Jazzmaster (CIJ) with stock japanese pickups.
    • (S) My own japanese Fender Jazzmaster (CIJ) with custom pickups as mentioned above (see lovely picture, it’s the left one).
    • (A) A modern AVRI Fender Jazzmaster with stock pickups.
  • No effects, guitar straight to amp (happened to be the one I most recently built, which, in my subjective opinion, sounds just great). The amp is connected to a 1×12 open-back cabinet with a G12H element.
  • A Soundelux U195 microphone straight to a CI2 Steinberg interface for recording.
The result:

Note: No post-processing effects were used, to retain the actual sound as much as possible, but all samples have been trimmed down and given a light touch-up to attenuate excessive fret noise spikes (equally for all samples).

Neck pickups only:

(J):

(S):

(A):

Middle position/both pickups at the same time:

(J):

(S):

(A):

Bridge pickups only:

(J):

(S):

(A):

Credits:
  • All guitar playing by Ronny Yttrehus of Captain Gone.
  • Recording engineer: Jon Bjørnstad, also of Captain Gone.
  • Minor editing and post processing by myself.
Updated: 14 May, 2016 — 14:31
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