5-String Original X5 Candybar – 80X55J

5-String Original X5 Candybar – 80X55J

Deep voiced dual inline hum-cancelling candybars are a common choice for custom refined Jazz basses.

List Price:

$115.00$230.00

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SKU: 80X55J Category:
SKU: 80X55J Category:
Applications: 5-String X5 Candybars

Based on our legendary Original series J-Bass pickups with dual-inline, split coils, these pickups cancel hum while providing that full and warm vintage tone you've been craving, enhancing the natural voice of your bass. Original Barts bring out your voice, low and clear.
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.
Candybar shapes were made for refined Jazz bass builders who wanted to avoid the routing hassles and busy look of standard J-Bass pickups. Available in versions for neck (Bass, -B) and bridge (Treble, -T).

Ordering Details

Model Description UPC Price
80X55J1 B/T 5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Bridge and Neck Position 682384500866 $230
80X55J1-B 5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Neck Position 682384502341 $115
80X55J1-T 5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Bridge Position 682384502358 $115

Ordering Details

Model UPC Price
80X55J1 B/T 682384500866 $230
5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Bridge and Neck Position
80X55J1-B 682384502341 $115
5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Neck Position
80X55J1-T 682384502358 $115
5-String, X5 Candybar, Original, Dual In-Line Coil, Bridge Position

80X55J Technical Details

Coil Structure:
Dual Inline Hum-killing
Cable Type:
Shielded Coaxial Hot Core
Magnetic Circuit:
2 types of carbon steel powered by ceramic (ferrite) magnets
Opposite polarity for neck and bridge

X55J1-B - Neck

  • DC Resistance: ~7.9KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~5.8KHz
  • Sensing Width: 3.15" [80mm] Max 2.36" [60mm] Min

X55J1-T - Bridge

  • DC Resistance: ~8.7KΩ
  • Resonant Frequency: ~4.9KHz
  • Sensing Width: 3.15" [80mm] Max 2.36" [60mm] Min

Shape Details

X5 Candybar

  • 4.7" [119.3mm] Long,
    0.85" [21.6mm] Wide,
    0.76-0.86" [19.3-21.8mm] Thick + 0.11" [2.8mm] Cable
  • 1 hole on bass end and 1 on treble end for your #4 pan head screws