The DELANO JC series are retrofit pickups for standard Jazz Bass™ type instruments and can be installed in any kind of bass with similar pickup routings.
JC Series four and five string pickups are available in standard four string size shells (covers).
Five string AS models will fit into Fender USA™ five string Jazz Basses™ made after the mid nineties.
The JC AL (alnico single coil) is our well revised version of the classic JB pickup™.
We examined the best vintage basses from 1960 to 1977 to create a harmonious blend between the woody low mid growl and warm articulate midrange early sixties pickups are famous for with the funky ‘twang’ of some better seventies examples, then we added a slight embellishment to the deep bass and bright harmonics range.
The result is a well balanced single coil pickup that delivers everything from the best old school R&B tones to funky spank on steroids. JC AL pickups are available in matched pairs or as single units.
Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.
● - Single Coil Pickup
When mixing Delano pickups you must use two pickups with the same icon.
JC4 & JC5 AL – “4 String” Size
- Pickup Length: Neck 92mm (3.625") Bridge 95mm (3.75")
JC5 AL/AS – “5 String American Standard” Size
- Pickup Length: Neck 101.2mm (3.98") Bridge 104.5mm (4.125")
Please Note:Delano supplies black screws with their pickups. If you require chrome or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.
Q: Does this pickup use alnico (ALuminum, NIckel, CObalt) magnets?
Q: What voicing does this pickup have?
A: The manufacturer has voiced this pickup to vintage specifications of the early 1960s to late 1970s, with the difference being the lower frequences and higher frequencies have been made "embellished" to provide more booming lows and crisper highs.
Q: Can this pickup be combined with the PC AL pickup for a proper sounding P/J bass?
A: Yes! See video example below.