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Long story shor: I was replacing the stock "Duncan Designed" pickup covers and switching them for Fender Aged White ones. To my surprise the stock pickup covers were glued on. The neck pup cover came off without too much trouble, however, the bridge pup was damaged in the process. I took it to my local tech and he says the coil is damaged and recommends getting a new pickup vs rewinding them.

 

Honestly the stock bridge pup (Model JM-101B) was just a little to shrill for my personal taste. I could get an ok tone when rolling the tone knob down but then switching between pickups is a pain in the ass because the neck would be really super muddy. I love the stock neck pickup (Model: JM-101N) My question is: Is there another pickup anybody can recommend that is just a tad mellower without having a big difference in output? I'd like to keep the neck pickup if I could. I've been trying to compare and contrast online but can't really find any spec info on the JM-101B and JM-101N vs other models. All I know is they have Alnico 5 Magnets.

 

Can anybody help with this topic? Any advice would be great.

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Pickup Wizards hot-wound Jazzmaster pickup is my recommendation.

 

Probably want a pickup in Alnico 2 magnet territory, the lower the number, the warmer the tone from my experience (Alnico 5's are a bit sharper sounding).

 

The Jazzmaster I built back in 2010 has a Pickup Wizards Alnico 2 Jazzmaster pickup wound slightly hotter than normal (8.8K, vs. the usual 7.5-8K most Jazzmaster pickups are wound to), a lower number Alnico magnet and a higher number of winds will get a warmer pickup.  Lollar, Novak, and PIckup Wizards can do that.

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