Crel Silent JB-42

Crel Silent JB-42

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Silent JB-42, Bass Pickup from Crel.

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  • Manufacturer: Crel
  • Model: Silent JB-42
  • Category: Bass Pickups
  • Added in our database on: 01/16/2009

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Crel Silent JB-42 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Jeybass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent!"

Crel Silent JB-42
I just get my 4 string jazz bass marcus modified with new pickups and preamp SILENT JB42 marcus retro. Suddenly it's true that it's a big change and we do not know at first, which was awarded the quality of sound, microphones and preamp ...

The real music is silence and all notes are qu'encadrer silence. (Miles Davis)

By myself, one thing is certain, for silence is the silence! then certainly the comparison with the original pickups is painful but before changes microphones when I put my face in my low preamp (which provides a large magnetic fields) that buzzait and blew tremendously. now nothing or hardly. POCS not tic tac or when you slap or attack you ...


I made the choice of microphones for their accuracy, not screaming treble and bass marcus curves as being ash (quite hard and heavy) it is ideal for slap. It provided a lot of banging and good bass, but you can not have everything, this configuration (same as my Ibanez ATK 300) is lacking in the mids ...
And then I said that I played well worth it! before installing microphones, impossible to play a sound at the pastoral. nasal sound, lack of bass at the bridge. Now when I select the microphone bridge, bass treble slightly decreased slightly lower and medium barely increased it sounds serious pastoral is not nasal (in addition to the selection of medium frequency preamp is the top). I switch on both the treble pickups medium center to center or a little down and low in the center and it sounds marcus. the sound is balanced perfectly, no "sound hole and low" when the balance microphones are used to move from one to another and throughout the race.

Brief serious and this soft, beautiful midrange, treble present but not garish. and power.


These pickups have 5 each son, 2 connected to the preamp, 2 linked together in a vacuum (not ground) and a braided ground. they are thicker than traditional jazz bass pickups (from the coil to pick up extra noise) and therefore does not leave much margin for height adjustments microphones.


The pickups are made to order, it is not the factory is hand-crafted, it was good advice over the phone by someone who bother (and most fun) you give!

That's good, you have silence and big sound to accompany it remains to choose the most beautiful notes!

raph.bass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect"

Crel Silent JB-42
Used for a few months on a Warmoth in combination with a PB42, it is just perfect.
I tried a few microphones before it (Di Marzio, Fender, Bartolini) but Crel best met my expectations in terms of sound.
No sound too twangy in the bridge position, specific attacks a response to the perfect shades, not too acute present, no noise.
Noted that I use on a 5-string bass without any concern for capture or balance between strings.

Xjrman62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Crel Silent JB-42
I use their microphones on a Fender Jazz bass for us 10 months to 93 live in the studio.
The particularity of its microphones that I love the most is that I have no noise indessirable the attack of the strings from the original pickups and they have a great well rounded, I took fun playing in the studio with my bass. The least I have my crowns tjrs not found.
They have a great quality price ratio, compared concurence dpche my opinion you have will not last saw the quality of these microphones.
No exprience with pb I do it again the same choice.

jef66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Crel Silent JB-42
APRS research and hesitations (eg with microphones Delano, Di Marzio, Norstrand, Bare Knuckle, ...) to improve my Jazz Bass 89-US while keeping its particular grain, my choice was the famous and much-vaunted Crel Silent JB 42 I have to open a concert yesterday. Well, there are fabulous, the zicos ing group and the are "espants" (on the ass in Catalan) of the sound that comes out now my bass (plays with passive MXR Dynacomp + Sansamp Bass Aphex Bass Exciter + Driver + Ampeg BA210). precision, deep bass, low mdiums delight, and acute Submitted enjoyable, punch. Everything is there. It's round, warm, consistent. Neck and bridge background, big sound and deep pais both microphones easel back, almost round mini microphones, the Pasto and its all without parasite.Le happiness. Nothing wrong, it's great stuff. I recommend it hsitation

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