Two score and nineteen years ago, Leo introduced the Fender Jazz Bass. This low end baby has been heard on countless vinyl records, reel-to-reels, 8-track tapes, cassettes, CDs, MP3s, and streaming services. Players like Noel Redding, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Sting, John Paul Jones, and countless others have embraced the sultry tone of the Jazz Bass. Unlike the Precision Bass, the Jazz Bass has as bridge pickupthat gives it a growl and treble response that is both seductive and downright nasty. The two separate volume controls allow you to dial in the right amount of filth or warmth.
Today we want to share a great Jazz Bass pickup comparison by our friends over at The Bass Channel. They compare 4 sets of pickups, SJB-1 vintage, SJB-2 Hot, SJB-3, and Apollo Set.