The Antiquity for Jazzmaster neck uses calibrated alnico 2 rod magnets and a custom coil wind to give you that classic Ventures tone.
The late 50s Jazzmaster used wide, flat coils 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 a monster when turned up and played through a fuzz pedal. We use calibrated alnico 2 poles, and a custom coil wind to soften the treble attack for a sweeter, smokier overall tone. The treble response is there, but is not harsh, while the bass response has just the right snap. The Antiquity for Jazzmaster neck pickup is wound RWRP so that, when used together with the bridge model, they will be hum-canceling. This pickup is a drop-in replacement for any Fender American Standard sized Jazzmaster pickup, and will fit nicely into the existing cover.Hand built in our Custom Shop, this pickup uses 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.