This pickup combination challenges the tenacity of precision with the classic growl of jazz. The single coil jazz pickup will announce its presence by creating noise when combined with the P pickup, which is actually essential to the creation of the classic P/J sound. The sum of this pickup combo's overall tone is pretty similar to our other P/J models; however, in the presence of the P pickup, the single coil J becomes rowdy, growly, and a tad bit rude—unforgiving in its output but apologetic in the delivery of its soulful high end. If you don't mind the noise that succeeds these two riled up playmates, then this P/J combo will without a doubt satisfy you with its tuneful expression and classic style.
NP4V pickup and an NJ4 bridge position as a set.
Smaller magnet load in the NP4V.
Alnico III or V magnets.
Alnico III: will provide a blanket of warmth for your pickup, giving it a slightly softer character.
Alnico V: an all around interactive and striking tone.
Drop-in P/J combo replacement pickups.
Available in black plastic covers.
Laser cut, fiber bobbins.
Wax-potted to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
History: This P/J design stems from the arrival of our NP4V a few years back, when we decided to check out the tone we could create by pairing these new lower output P pickups with our standard J. The result is a tone that is extremely similar to the NPJ4, only the decreased magnet load in the P pickup provides a smoother neck tone that aggravates the growl of the J pickup.
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Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend A3 for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and A5 is great for a modern slap type thing or an R and B sound.
Alnico V comes standard.
To order the AlNiCo III version, add the pickup(s) to cart above and then click here to add the custom magnet type.
Jazz Bridge Length: 3.73” (94.74 mm) Width: .72” (18.29 mm)
P Pickup Length: 2.26” (57.40 mm) Width: 1.10” (27.94 mm)