The 59J-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 hum-canceling coil design.
The “original series” bass pickups with passive designs. They are cast in epoxy to remove unwanted feedback and microphonics.
The lengths of the neck and bridge pickups in the original J-basses are not equal. The neck pickup is 3-5/8″ long which is slightly shorter than the bridge pickup which is 3-3/4″ long. Some modern designs, however, use two ‘long’ bridge-length pickups. In this configuration it is important to use the “LN” (long neck) pickup that is specifically designed to work in this position (do not use a bridge pickup in the neck position). Some (very few) use two ‘short’ neck length pickups. Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.
Standard J Bass
Dual In-Line (hum-cancelling)
0.73 / 18.42 (ears not incl.)
Deep tone, strong lows, low mids
3.73 / 94.62 Long