Bass Body Pickup Routs

Pickup routs on most models are ordered individually, and may be mixed and matched. Not every pickup rout is available on every body style, or in every position. See individual body models for details.

4-String Pickup Routs

Jazz® 4-String Bridge (3-3/4")
Jazz Pickup Rout
Jazz Pickup Rout J Bass®

This rout fit most standard J Bass® 4-string bridge pickups.


Rout Diagram

Jazz (J Bass®-style) Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This bridge position rout is slightly wider than the Jazz® 4-String Neck rout. This is standard.
  • A 70's Reposition Mod is also available, which relocates the bridge pickup rout 3/8" (9mm) closer to the bridge, similar to 70's era Fender® basses. Price: $45

Jazz® 4-String Neck (3-5/8")
Jazz Pickup Rout
Jazz Pickup Rout J Bass®

These routs fit most standard J Bass® 4-string neck pickups.


Rout Diagram

Jazz (J Bass®-style) Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This neck position rout is slightly narrower than the Jazz® 4-String Bridge rout. This is standard.
  • Some Made-in-Mexico J Basses® use 3-5/8" pickups in both the neck and bridge positions. If you plan to use MIM J Bass® pickups, be sure to measure them.

Standard Precision (P Bass®-style)
Standard Precision Pickup Rout
Standard Precision Pickup Rout P Bass®

This rout fits most standard split P-style pickups.


Rout Diagram

Standard Precision (P Bass®-style) Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • Single P Bass® pickups are generally used in the neck position. It can be combined with other pickups in the bridge position (often a Jazz pickup) for more tonal options.

Music Man
Music Man Pickup Rout
Music Man Pickup Rout SSB G4

This rout fits the Seymour Duncan Music Man 4-string pickup.


Rout Diagram

Musicman Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This rout is available in the neck and/or bridge location.
  • You can also specify a single Music Man pickups in the "Warmoth Sweet Spot,", which relocates the bridge rout closer to the neck.

Single Coil P Bass®
Single Coil P Bass® Pickup Rout
Single Coil Pickup Rout '51 Vintage P Bass®

This rout fits the Seymour Duncan SCPB pickup.


Rout Diagram

Single Coil P Bass® Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This rout is available in the neck position on the '51 and '54 P Bass® bodies. You can choose other routs in the bridge position for more tonal options.

EMG 35
EMG 35 Pickup Rout
EMG 35 Pickup Rout J Bass®

This rout fits the EMB 35 pickup.


Rout Diagram

EMG 35 Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • You can specify this rout in the bridge and/or neck position.

Bartolini BC
Bartolini BC Pickup Rout
Bartolini BC Pickup Rout Z Bass

This rout fits the Bartolini BC pickup.


Rout Diagram

Bartolini BC Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • You can specify this rout in the bridge and/or neck position.

Bartolini BD
Bartolini BD Pickup Rout
Bartolini BD Pickup Rout

This rout fits the Bartolini BD pickup.


Rout Diagram

Bartolini BD Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • You can specify this rout in the bridge and/or neck position.

5-String Pickup Routs

Jazz® 5-String Bridge (4-1/8")
J Bass® Deluxe 5 Pickup Rout
J Bass® Deluxe 5 Pickup Rout

These routs fit standard Jazz 5 neck and bridge pickups, including the Seymour Duncan SJ5 67/70-b and SJ53-b.


Rout Diagram

J Bass® Deluxe 5 Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This bridge position rout is slightly wider than the Jazz® 5-String Neck rout. This is standard.

Jazz® 5-String Neck (4")
J Bass® Deluxe 5 Pickup Rout
J Bass® Deluxe 5 Pickup Rout

These routs fit standard Jazz 5 neck and bridge pickups, including the Seymour Duncan SJ5 67/70-n and SJ53-n.


Rout Diagram

J Bass® Deluxe 5 Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This neck position rout is slightly narrower than the Jazz® 5-String Bridge rout. This is standard.

Jazz® 4-String Bridge (3-3/4")
Jazz Pickup Rout
Jazz Pickup Rout J Bass®

This is the standard J Bass® 4-string bridge rout, but it also fits pickups sometimes used in 5-string applications, such as the Seymour Duncan SJB-5b, AJB-5b, and DiMarzio Ultra Jazz 5.


Rout Diagram

Jazz (J Bass®-style) Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Jazz® 4-String Neck (3-5/8")
Jazz Pickup Rout
Jazz Pickup Rout J Bass®

This is the standard J Bass® 4-string neck rout, but it also fits pickups sometimes used in 5-string applications, such as the Seymour Duncan SJB-5n and AJB-5n.


Rout Diagram

Jazz (J Bass®-style) Pickup Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)

Musicman - 5-string
5-String Music Man Rout
5-String Music Man Rout

This rout fits the Seymour Duncan Music Man 5-String pickup.


Rout Diagram

5-String Music Man Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This rout will only fits the "no dog ears" version of this pickup.

Seymour Duncan ASB-5
Seymour Duncan ASB-5 Rout
Seymour Duncan ASB-5 Rout

This rout fits both the Seymour Duncan ASB-5 and Bartolini P2 pickups.


Rout Diagram

Seymour Duncan ASB5 Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • For use in the neck and/or bridge positions.

Seymour Duncan ASB2-5
Seymour Duncan ASB2-5 Rout
Seymour Duncan ASB2-5 Rout

This rout fits the Seymour Duncan ASB2-5, EMG-40, and Bartolini M4 pickups.


Rout Diagram

Seymour Duncan ASB2-5 Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • For use in the neck and/or bridge positions.

Standard Precision (P Bass®-style) - 5-string
5-String Precision Rout
5-String Precision Rout

This is the standard P Bass® 4-string neck rout, but it also fits pickups sometimes used in 5-string applications, such as the Seymour Duncan Pro Active P-Bass APB-1.


Rout Diagram

5-String Precision Rout Diagram
  • Depth of rout is 3/4" (19.05mm)
  • This rout is the same size as the 4-string. Most pickup manufacturers follow these dimensions as well.
  • Available in the neck position only.

Not every pickup rout is available on every body style, or in every position. See individual body models for details.