Vintage ’62 Jazz Bass
Single Pickup or Set of 2 Pickups
The development of our Jazz Pickups has been a real journey! As we set about making our first bass pickups, far from being a case of just winding them like other pickups, we knew we needed a new approach. In stepped Ed Purcell, a local Bass technician with over twenty years of experience of playing, selling and working on Vintage Jazz Basses. We worked closely with Ed and went back and fore with ever closer prototype pickups for him to try and for us to refine. In the end Ed commented on our Mk3 pickups “That’s exactly what Vintage ’62 Jazz Pickups sound like. All the sweetness, mids and warmth is there – you’ve nailed it!”. ‘Nuff said! Check out our video for the full story.
- Hand Bevelled, Vintage Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets.
- Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire.
- Vintage Spec – Output 8.4k(B) & 8.0k(N)
- Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire.
- Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose.
- Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback.
- Magnet degaussing to reproduce light ageing available on request.
Listen to the Vintage ’62 Jazz Bass Pickups
By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch.
How long will it take to make?
As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.