Skip to main content

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Top Seller

DiMarzio DP249 Area J Neck and Bridge Pickup Set  

Item #: 
1273887997110
  • Write a Review

Bass pickups are usually described with aggressive terms such as "amazing punch" and "thundering lows," but that's not the sound of vintage J Bass pickups. They're all about warmth, sustain, and a cle... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-14-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price:
$12999.00
Special Financing Offer
Guitar Center Gear Card

6-Month* financing available
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

 
Ship to Store Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Denver, CO (5.5  mi) View More Stores For Availability


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

  • Free Shipping
  • Guaranteed Lowest Price
  • Easy Returns
Overview

Bass pickups are usually described with aggressive terms such as "amazing punch" and "thundering lows," but that's not the sound of vintage J Bass pickups. They're all about warmth, sustain, and a clean, singing tone. The Area J bridge and neck pickups capture all of those qualities. They're not loud, but they have a very focused attack, so they have power where it counts - at the center of the tone. The lows are very clear and clean, and the highs are both smooth and open-sounding. The magnet-pull has been reduced, and the included 4-conductor wiring allows both series and parallel humbucking modes.

Specifications
  • Area J Neck:
    Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 155mV
    DC Resistance: 7.80k ohms
    Year of introduction: 2009

    Area J Bridge:
    Wiring: 4-conductor
    Magnet: Ceramic
    Output: 155mV
    DC Resistance: 7.80k ohms
    Year of introduction: 2009
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Full 5 year warranty on all pickups.


  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
DiMarzioDP249 Area J Neck and Bridge Pickup Set
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 3 customers

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to Top

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dimarzio does it again!

By Ragin' Rog

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about DiMarzio DP249 Area J Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

I put these in a 2010 Fender American Std Jazz bass after being a fan of the Dimarzio Model J(which I have in my 99 American Std Jazz) pickups for so long. But I think I've found my new favorite Jazz bass pickup. The reason is the "single coil pickup"-like tone in a split coil/noise free pickup. Basically, these pickups sound like true single coils. Additionally, the pole pieces that sit beneath the A and D strings are slightly higher than that of the E and G strings, which helps your bass have an even output from string to string. The lows have clarity, so they have more punch and less mud, and you can actually get some nice highs, albeit not the glassy highs Marcus Miller fans would like, but for a hum cancelling pickup, they do a good job. I have owned Fralin hum cancelling, SD 1/4, Dimarzio Model J's, and of course the stock Fender American Std Jazz pickups, and these get you closest to the traditional Jazz bass sound while freeing one of the 60 cycle hum/noise that you get when soloing traditional single coil Jazz pickups.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing tone, period.

By Brandon

from Olathe, KS

Site Member

Comments about DiMarzio DP249 Area J Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

I put a set of these in my Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, and the difference was phenomenal. With a set of flatwounds on that, I have a smooth, warm, full-bodied tone that sounds amazing. I get compliments on my tone all the time, including some from people with much more expensive basses. These pickups are an improvement for just about any jazz bass, but they can make even a cheap one sound amazing. The sound is even across all strings--something you don't find in a lot of after-market jazz pickups. Overall, I'm a huge, huge fan of these. They might not be your cup of tea if you're looking for an aggressive modern tone, but hey, if you wanted that, go for the Dimarzio Ultra Jazz instead.

 
5.0

Fantastic pickups

By E

from Charlotte NC

Comments about DiMarzio DP249 Area J Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

I installed these pups in my Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass. You might think that an $1800 bass would have pickups to die for and it would be foolish to upgrade, but sadly, that just wasn't the case. The Fender N3's had a nice tone but they had very poor string to string balance and were extremely noisy for a "noiseless" pickup. I hemmed and hawed over what pickup to install and nearly went boutique and spent some heavy coin. I didn't want a large deviation in tone from my stock pups and I wanted noiseless, and it seemed to me that if multiple manufacturers are going for the "vintage" Fender Jazz sound then all those pups should sound similar, and it wasn't a brilliant move to spend a bucket of cash on a set of pups just because I'm putting them in an expensive bass. I specifically chose the Area J's because they had Alnico magnets (as opposed to ceramic, which I don't care for), the pickups poles are raised in the center to allow for better balance and finally, the pickup poles are factory grounded ( if you've never grounded your pup poles, I highly recommend it, it makes for a exceptionally low noise floor). After installing them and giving them a days worth of play time, I couldn't be happier. The pickups are dead quiet and have great string to string balance. I found the tone to be more articulate and crisp but still 100% Fender Jazz. These pups sound great in passive and responded surprisingly well to my preamp. I rarely played in active mode before, the preamp didn't seem to have a character of its own, just made the tone louder with a greater tone band adjustment. The DiMarzio's bring out the best in the Fender preamp and shows off its unique voice. Long story short, these are fantastic pups, I'm nothing but pleased and would highly recommend them.

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.