2J Squared Soapbars
These pickups are all about flexibility – like having 4 Jazz Bass pickups in a dual soapbar bass. They can have a huge voice or precise focus.
We started with 2 of our hugely popular 9J passive hum-cancelling Jazz bass pickups and installed them in a soapbar shell. With soapbar mounting instead of mounting ears in a nice squared shape, we created the 2J Squared Quad coil pickup. We made the J pickups work together as a dual humbucker or as a J-bass when coil-split. When wired as a series humbucker, they are big and growly with high output. When wired as a parallel humbucker, they are fat and round but with focus – like when you have both volumes on full on a J-Bass. When wired as split coils, they are precise and clear. And they are hum-free in all setups which can be easily chosen when you install a toggle switch. They can be used without a switch, but you get a lot more flexibility if you have one.
If you are an instrument builder, you’ll notice they have all the benefits of soapbars with easy to route cavities in any of our soapbar shapes. Because 2J Squared are have blades instead of poles, they work with a range of string spacings, so you can customize your basses with whatever bridge and neck you like.
If you are a bass player, you’ll love the incredible flexibility without looking like a parody. These pro-level pickups are fully hum-killing even on the noisiest stage or studio. They are sweat-proof and won’t make horrible noises when you hit them with the strings.
We make them special for neck (Bass, -B) and bridge (Treble, -T) positions so they balance well when blended together or played separately.