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 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.
NP5v pickup and an NJ5 bridge position as a set.
Smaller magnet load in the NP5v.
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.
History: This P/J design stems from the arrival of our NP5v 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 NPJ5, 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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