The late 50s Jazzmaster pickups used wide, flat coils that produced a deep, rich tone that Fender hoped would appeal to Jazz players. While it did, it also became the go-to instrument for so many of the instrumental bands of the 60s. And, it turns out, the Jazzmaster is also a monster when turned up and played through a fuzz pedal.
The Antiquity Jazzmaster pickups are outfitted with calibrated alnico 2 poles, and a custom coil wind to soften the treble attack for a sweeter, smokier overall tone. The treble response has snap and sparkle, but is not harsh, while the bass response is nice and tight. The Antiquity Jazzmaster neck pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity so that, when used together with the bridge, the pickups will be hum-canceling.
The Antiquity Jazzmasters are drop-in replacements for any Fender American Standard sized Jazzmaster pickup and will fit nicely into the existing cover. Hand built in our Custom Shop, the Antiquity vintage Jazzmaster single coil pickups use alnico 2 rod magnets, a custom coil wind with heavy formvar mag wire, vintage-correct flatwork, cloth push-back lead wire, and they are all lacquered and wax potted like the originals.