Jazzmaster pickup comparison

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by cbm » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:06 pm

I just stumbled across this thread, and would like to say thank you for all the hard work that went into making these recordings.

The one thing that became apparent as I listened, is that there are a lot of really good choices in Jazzmaster pickup-land these days.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by lewismayell » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by echose7en » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:06 am

lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts. I don't know CN's present turnaround time, but I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Green angel » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:10 am

echose7en wrote:
lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts. I don't know CN's present turnaround time, but I'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
If you don't use your 65' set, would it be possible to sell it to me?
Next Year I'll change my amp, I won't be able to make a good comparison anymore so I try to find few "famous" pickups.
I would like to find a Fralin, Kinman noiseless and 65' AVRI set.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by echose7en » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:51 pm

Green angel wrote:
echose7en wrote:
lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts. I don't know CN's present turnaround time, but I'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
If you don't use your 65' set, would it be possible to sell it to me?
Next Year I'll change my amp, I won't be able to make a good comparison anymore so I try to find few "famous" pickups.
I would like to find a Fralin, Kinman noiseless and 65' AVRI set.
I'll have to hear how the Novaks compare before making any promises, and probably need to hit 50 posts before making any deals.
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by soul1 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:32 pm

echose7en wrote:
lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts.
Please do a comparison, would love to hear it since I too am considering both of these pickups.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by echose7en » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:55 pm

There's a link a few pages back; has anyone tried The Creamery's pickups?
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by parry » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 am

I was investigating P90s the other day, and visited the Creamery site/blog for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised.
GREAT site. Well thought-out... robust... tons of information... linked well... 8)

http://www.creamery-pickups.co.uk/custo ... amery.html



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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Scantino » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:47 pm

soul1 wrote:
echose7en wrote:
lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts.
Please do a comparison, would love to hear it since I too am considering both of these pickups.

Are the new AVRI65 pickups supposed to be so good that they're close to Novaks?

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by Scantino » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:48 pm

This is a great resource btw. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

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Green angel wrote:
echose7en wrote:
lewismayell wrote:Anyone compared Curtis Novak JM-V to the Fender AVRI 65 Pickups? Which ones are closer to the originals?
I placed an order for a JM-V (and a JM-FAT) for my '65 AVRI yesterday. Once they arrive I can do a recording/comparison; unless someone else already has and posts. I don't know CN's present turnaround time, but I'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
If you don't use your 65' set, would it be possible to sell it to me?
Next Year I'll change my amp, I won't be able to make a good comparison anymore so I try to find few "famous" pickups.
I would like to find a Fralin, Kinman noiseless and 65' AVRI set.
I have the Kinman "Surfmaster" set and they are fantastic, and I am WAY past the honeymoon stage with `em. I have been wanting to put up a demo of them because there is not a single good demo of that pickup out there, and I would have appreciated a good demo when I was considering them. I think since I don't have a web cam I keep putting it off, but maybe I'll get around to it. I'll never go back to regular noisy Jazzmaster pickups again. They're that good.

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by jimwoud » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:55 pm

hi there!

I've just bought a 2011 Squier VM Jazzmaster with fixed bridge. It's a nice guitar with good acoustics, but the Duncan Designed pick ups are very thin sounding.

I want to play rock with it and thinking of putting in a GFS vintage of overwound set in this axe. But I'm doubting about which to choose? Or are there any other PU set available for the same or a little higher price?

Thank you very much!

grtz Jim

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by manifold » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:13 am

Great resource, fantastic job. Thanks!
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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by DFiasco » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:46 pm

steze13 wrote: I have the Kinman "Surfmaster" set and they are fantastic, and I am WAY past the honeymoon stage with `em. I have been wanting to put up a demo of them because there is not a single good demo of that pickup out there, and I would have appreciated a good demo when I was considering them. I think since I don't have a web cam I keep putting it off, but maybe I'll get around to it. I'll never go back to regular noisy Jazzmaster pickups again. They're that good.
Have you done a demo?

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Re: Jazzmaster pickup comparison

Post by steze13 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:55 am

DFiasco wrote:
steze13 wrote: I have the Kinman "Surfmaster" set and they are fantastic, and I am WAY past the honeymoon stage with `em. I have been wanting to put up a demo of them because there is not a single good demo of that pickup out there, and I would have appreciated a good demo when I was considering them. I think since I don't have a web cam I keep putting it off, but maybe I'll get around to it. I'll never go back to regular noisy Jazzmaster pickups again. They're that good.
Have you done a demo?
No, I keep putting it off because I don't have a webcam. Not only that, but I'm super busy, so demoing pickups is sort of low on the priority list.

Still love the pickups though, and I'm way past the honeymoon phase. Honestly I don't see how someone could not like them if they like the way Jazzmaster pickups sound (unless you prefer noise and hum).

Still, I realize it would be helpful to do a demo, as I would have appreciated one when I was considering them.

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