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Feb 11, 2014 17:50:23 PST
Manteca, California, United States
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RJ Neo Vintage Vibe neodymium powered noiseless jazz set 5 string
Here is another innovative design from Reed James engineering a cross between modern and vintage single coil tone in noiseless operation . This pickup also incorporates exposed poles that are individually charge by tiny neodymium magnets
This looks like a single coil pickup Proof to the fact that looks are deceiving . This is the most cutting edge noiseless jazz bass pickup today for five sting bass. All of the problems associated with single coil and noiseless V jazz pickups are now remedied, Not to dark ,not to week are thin , Good strong output, perfect string to string balance and amazing versatility. Not only will you enjoy the single coil like clarity and mid burn loved by jazz bass players. But now you can Solo each pickup in the studio. But there are enhancements. enhanced dynamics lighting fast speed, enhanced harmonic detail, enhanced articulation and note to note definition and clarity. Cutting edge noiseless jazz by Reed James engineering.
High quality Vintage style shells fits Fender jazz and many others,
2 lead shielded pair lead wire
Pickup is completely shielded for noise free operation
noise canceling design
Nickel plated pole pieces
This is the leading edge noiseless jazz bass pickup ,
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This is a review from a customer
Hey TBers,last week I had the Reed James Vintage Vibe Neo Jazz pickups (VVN’s) installed in my J style bass by Max Anderson of Fat Andy’s Basses in Mn. The bass is a Warmoth Dinky J body made of ash and routed for a JJneck is Rockwood,made by the late Greg Curbow’s company,pickups were Sadowsky single coils and it has a Sadowsky 2 band preamp. I play and teach a variety of styles including rock,jazz,gospel,funk and r&b. In each of these settings the bass sounded good and I would always receive compliments on its tone.
After hearing a clip of the VVN’s I decided to give them a try. The sounds that these pickups produce is awesome. I’ve been playing for over 25 years and through the years I’ve tried numerous pickups including ,Sadowsky,Nordstrand ,DiMarzio and Bartolini. The Reed James VVN’s are hands down the best pickup I’ve ever used. The VVN’s give the same tones as the single coils but without any noise. And when I say no noise I truly mean “no Noise”. With the onboard Sadowsky pre off and the amp settings flat the VVN’s produced a wealth of tones ranging from James Jamerson’s P bass tone,Jaco’s but with frets and what I like to call a “polite” Marcus tone to name a few. I tried this with several different amps and the results were the same each time, the VVN’s sounded good with no amp EQ. With the Sadowsky pre engaged the bass turns into another animal, the clarity of the tones is magnified and the polite Marcus tone is replaced by a pleasant aggressive Marcus tone.
Because of the clarity of the VVN’s I had to adjust my amp settings because a little EQ goes a long way with these pickups. When I had the Sadowsky pickups in the bass my normal starting point for amp settings for treble and bass was 5 while the mids settings would range from 0 to 4 approximately. With the VVN’s the amps settings starting points are somewhere around 2 or 3. With settings of 2 or 3 I get the same tones the Sadowsky single coils and more. While the single coils sounded good I found that I in order for them not to have increased buzzing one pickup had to be completely off or had to have both pickups at the same volume. Because the VVN’s are noiseless I was able to dial in various tones using different bridge and neck volumes.
If you’re looking for a versatile pickup that sounds good passive or active and allows you to let the bass itself be the focus of your tone regardless of equipment then give the Reed James Vintage Vibe Neos a try