The Antiquity II "Jive" Jazz Bass pickup is made to the specifications of the mid '60s production instruments and is very similar to the pickups that Seymour Duncan re-wound for Jaco Pastorius back in the early '80s. The pickup is wound for the right amount of output and brightness without being too muddy or thin.
The Antiquity Jazz Bass pickup is a faithful reproduction of the originals. Warmth and mid-range punch combine to keep the pickup's vintage integrity intact, and when installed in tandem, the neck and bridge pickups are of opposite polarity and wind make them hum-cancelling. This is where new eras and genres of music began and we are proud to offer a classic bass tone that doesn't bend with the trends.
Hand made exclusively in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop, the Antiquity Jazz Bass uses specially calibrated Alnico 2 rod magnets, vintage correct flatwork, cloth push-back wire, and is lacquered and wax potted like the originals.