DoAndroidsDream
Carpe deez nutz....
Join date: Apr 2013
20 IQ
#1
I've been playing for around two months now, and I fail to find any real use for the bridge p'up on my Jazz bass. I always turn it down and just use the neck p'up, and I finger pick right between both pickups. It gives enough top-end clarity but still maintains that deep bassy sound that I really like.

So, my question is, what practical use is there for the bridge p'up on my bass?
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Sudaka
Novice Bass Player
Join date: Sep 2008
110 IQ
#2
If you simply dislike everything your bridge pup can give, then there's no use you can give it. When I had a Jazz, I liked the neck pup a lot more also, but I used both pickups together or the neck pup alone. The only advice I can give to you is that you should maybe try not only pups alone or both together, but also add just a touch of bridge pup to the neck one, and you'll realize that there are some nice flavours in between full or nothing knobs...
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Join date: Oct 2009
30 IQ
#3
I like the tone of the bridge pickup on the Jazzes that I previously owned. Since you rarely use the bridge pickup I suggest getting a P-bass instead.
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DoAndroidsDream
Carpe deez nutz....
Join date: Apr 2013
20 IQ
#5
Lol, funny story, actually. I intended to by a P-bass used from a guy. We met at a local GC (neutral ground and all) to make the deal, and I had a buddy of mine who worked as the repair tech there take a look at it. He said the thing needed at last $100 worth of work before it was really playable, so I politely told the seller to piss off, then I found a beautiful MIM tobacco sunburst J-bass sitting there Talked the salesman from $400 down to $300, it came with a case, the rest if history :P
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MaggaraMarine
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#6
If you don't like the tone, you don't like it. The two pickups are there for different sounds. There are no rules that tell you to use your bridge/neck pickup in different situations. I also mostly use my neck pickup on my Thunderbird but sometimes experiment with other available sounds. Sometimes it's cool to have a bit variety. And maybe you'll find some use for your bridge pickup in the future. But really, the bridge pickup is there for different sounds. And if you don't like the sounds it produces, don't use it.
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