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DiMarzio invented replacement pickups in the early 70s, and guitar builders and custom shops soon recognized the improvement that adding DiMarzio pickups made to their instruments. This started a trend, where bass players and manufacturers began combining our P Bass and J Bass models in one instrument, creating the enduring, eponymous PJ Set. Builders like Jackson and Charvel began using PJ combinations instead of the more traditional pickup configurations.
We continue that tradition with the new Sixties PJ™ set, a rumble-and-roar replacement designed to satisfy those with a vintage soul and a fervent heart.
The Sixties PJ™ pickups revitalize time honored tones, utilizing keenly-applied technology and artist-tested ingenuity. Both pickups use a fully humbucking coil design with sculpted metal covers. Our potted coils connect to the electronics with foil shielded cables, keeping the system incredibly quiet with a tone-forward sound. The Sixties PJ™ has an impressive 3db of noise reduction over stock PJ sets.
It’s not just the lower noise floor that enlivens these pickups’ character. Their Alnico 5 magnets follow the arch of the chic metal covers, ensuring a more even, immediate, and balanced response from each string. Player comfort is also optimized, thanks to borrowed improvements from the Relentless™ pickups’ rounded edges and curved top shape, co-designed with the legendary Billy Sheehan. All these innovations deliver increased headroom, improved dynamics, and a more detailed response.
The Sixties PJ™ pickups also feature the same circuit board mounting system, which lowers the height adjustment screws so they are below the pickguard, removing any obstruction to right-hand techniques.
The Sixties PJ™ pickup set adds rump to your thump, spunk to your funk and rock to your roll.
All Sixties P™ and Sixties J™ pickups are handmade in New York City, tested and matched for quality control.
Fender, Jazz Bass, J Bass and P Bass are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corp., with which DiMarzio, Inc. is not affiliated.