Replacement Jazz Bass hum cancelling pickups?

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JCA2550JCA2550 Frets: 128
edited November 8 in Bass
My favoured bass type has been Jazz Basses for ages, feel, tone etc. But, is there a great sounding replacement set of Jazz style pickups that aren't subseptible to buzz and hum that you're happy to recommend?

Cheers, C
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 33342
    Seymour Duncan Jazz Stacks, either the Classic or the Hot depending on whether you want a bit more output.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3401
    JCA2550 said:
    is there a great sounding replacement set of Jazz style pickups that aren't subseptible to buzz and hum that you're happy to recommend?
    Yes but they are active and, hence, do not sound exactly like a traditional Fender.
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  • JCA2550JCA2550 Frets: 128
    edited November 9
    A little more output certainly wouldn't hurt and I don't have a problem with active pickups, providing there's room in the cavity, but, the main thing I'm searching for is hum-cancellation or virtual noiselessness while keeping the character and  that Jazz Bass slightly vocal tone and interaction between the 2 pickups.

    Where there, are there any Lace Sensor or Fender Noiseless type pick ups produced for Fender style basses I wonder?
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3401
    JCA2550 said:
    Where there, are there any Lace Sensor or Fender Noiseless type pick ups produced for Fender style basses I wonder?
    Yes and yes.

    IMO, neither the Lace Sensor nor any of the Fender N series of J Bass pickups perfectly recreates the sound of the vintage single coils.

    I can not comment on the Fender Samarium Colbalt pickups. Some people rate them very highly.

    Bartolini 9J pickups are noise-cancelling but do that Bart "enhanced low end and mids" thing. 

    DiMarzio Model J is another side by side coils design. These always seem to lack the necessary treble detail required for the "slightly vocal" tone you described. I understand how they appeal to plectrum style players but I would not want them myself.

    DiMarzio Area J pickups ought to come closer to the mark.
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