The 8CBP is the Fender Precision Bass® (P Bass® ) replacement pickup. They are highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for their classic tone with more lows and low-mids.
The 9CBJD-L1 is the Fender Jazz Bass® ( J Bass® ) replacement ‘long’ pickup for the bridge position. It is highly respected by musicians and luthiers alike for its deep tone, strong lows, low mids tone. They feature a dual in-line humcanceling coil design. The length of the bridge pickup is 3-3/4″ long.
The two pickups in the P-Bass pair overlap each other by 3/4″ (19mm).
The “Classic Bass” series bass pickups are passive designs featuring an extended and more resonant frequency range. They have far more “air” and definition at the top without sacrificing lows and low mids. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics.
Our Classic P-Bass® pickups have enhanced treble response and narrower apertures for more incisive attack and focused sound without harshness. They retain the warmer fuller, low end of P-Bass® pickups but still provide an appreciably increased tonal range in active or passive instruments, with higher output than our Original series.
We often hear from bass players after upgrading who say they had no idea their bass could sound so good. When you dig in, they are responsive and growly. When you pull back, they are clear and sweet. And they’ll take any slapping and popping you want to give them. The Classic Bass series is popular with progressive, jazz, gospel, and metal musicians where articulation is critical. They are sweat-proof and won’t crackle and thud when you touch them or hit them with the strings.
If you play a wide variety of music, you know you need some pro-level pickups, but you don’t want to do a big upgrade project, Classic Bass pickups are a great choice. They are passive and will work with your current electronics in most basses.
For full details, specs, dimensions and wiring diagrams check out the USA Bartolini webpages here:
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