4-String Original PJ-Bass – 8S + 9J

4-String Original PJ-Bass – 8S + 9J

Big, deep vintage P-Bass tone with full, warm deep vintage J-Bass tone - The most popular hum-cancelling Precision bass upgrade pickups with the most popular dual inline-coil hum-cancelling Jazz bass upgrade pickups.

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Availability: Normally Stocked
SKU: 8S + 9J Category:
SKU: 8S + 9J Category:
Applications: 4-String PJ Set

The original Bartolini design gives you the timeless tone that started it all – full and warm for that vintage voice you’ve been craving, enhancing the natural voice of your bass. These split coil pickups are hum-cancelling, so they are well suited for studio or stage. They have a blade core design, so you don’t have to worry about string alignment. Original Barts bring out your voice, low and clear.
This P-J set is designed for players who need P and J voices in one instrument. The P neck pickup has a higher output than the J bridge pickup in the same way as a P-Bass has higher output than a J-Bass.
In the early ‘70s, Bill Bartolini leveraged his deep knowledge of acoustics to create pickups that produce the most natural, musical voice from the instrument. He added shielding to block radio signals and noise. He developed a method of sealing, isolating, and stabilizing the coils so they could be encapsulated in epoxy to eliminate “microphonics” – the nasty noise you get when you touch typical pickups.

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Ordering Details

Model Description UPC Price
8S + 9J-L1 P-J Set, 4-String, Original 682384505786 $295
8SU + 9J-L1 P-J Set, 4-String, Original, Deep Vintage Voice 682384509227 $255

Ordering Details

Model UPC Price
8S + 9J-L1 682384505786 $295
P-J Set, 4-String, Original
8SU + 9J-L1 682384509227 $255
P-J Set, 4-String, Original, Deep Vintage Voice

8S + 9J Technical Details

Coil Structure:
Split P Hum-killing/Dual Inline Hum-killing
Cable Type:
Shielded Coaxial Hot Core
Magnetic Circuit:
2 types of carbon steel powered by ceramic (ferrite) magnets projected shallow for wide aperture
Bass coil North and treble coil South

8S - Neck

  • DC Resistance: ~8.4KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~4.6KHz
  • Sensing Width: 2.36" [60mm] Max 1.57" [40mm] Min

9J-L1 - Bridge

  • DC Resistance: ~6.7KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~4.9KHz
  • Sensing Width: 2.52" [64mm] Max 1.89" [48mm] Min

8SU - Neck

  • DC Resistance: ~6.2KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~6.4KHz
  • Sensing Width: 2.36" [60mm] Max 1.57" [40mm] Min

Shape Details

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  • 2.2" [55.9mm] Long,
    1.08" [27.4mm] Wide,
    0.69" [17.5mm] Thick + 0.11" [2.8mm] Cable
  • 2 Standard P Pickup Mounting ears on each part for your #3 or #4 screws

Standard Long J-Bass (-L and -LN)

  • 3.6" [91.4mm] Long,
    0.73" [18.5mm] Wide,
    0.83" [21.1mm] Thick + 0.11" [2.8mm] Cable
  • 4 Standard J Pickup Mounting ears for your #3 or #4 screws