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.
19mm string spacing standard
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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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.