Jazzmaster® "Original" set (neck + bridge)


Pre-CBS specs for a more "organic" sound. Heavy formvar 42 AWG wire and alnico 5 magnets.


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Pickup set (neck and bridge) of the" Jazzmaster® Original " model, hand wound by Jess Loureiro.

These pickups have single coil format and are made with the same materials and characteristics as those mounted on the pre-CBS era Jazzmasters®. The pickups are potted in the right mix of beeswax-paraffin, which prevents the microphonic problems without reducing richness of sound. The coils are made from black "forbon" and they have vintage cloth-wire like the originals. They are wound by hand with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar wire, that gives a sound richer in harmonics and with a lot of "quak". The Alnico 5 magnets have been "calibrated" and charged one by one by hand, as they did in the 50´s. The neck pickup is RW/RP to get the "hum-cancelling" in the middle position. The set have a compensated output being 8,4k for the neck and 9,2 for the bridge.

Potted in beeswax-paraffin mix

Neck pickup RW/RP (hum-cancelling in the middle position)

Output: 8.4 k (neck) / 9.2 k (bridge)

Wire: 42 AWG Heavy Formvar

Magnets: "calibrated" Alnico 5

USA pole spacing


You can contact me at jl@jlguitars.com

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