#1
so im building a bass. i really want a p bass, but i love the shape of the jazz. but i want to know if theres any pickups for the neck of the jazz bass that sounds like an overwound p bass pickup. any help is wanted and thanked .
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#2
How do you mean 'building' a bass? Are you just going to buy project parts (like a body and neck) separately and assemble them all or are you going to hit the bandsaw and carve up a body? If you're doing the second, just rout the pickups for a P-bass pickup. If you're doing the first, go to Warmoth.com and have them build you a Jazz bass with a P-bass pickup.
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#3
when i mean building i mean assembling it from pre made parts . i cant rout to save my life
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#4
I don't know of any Jazz pickups that fit the bill, but I have a Fender FSR Jazz bass that has the old S-1 switching. It does a pretty good P-bass tone. I don't know if the S-1 switching is available as a separate purchase or aftermarket unit, though.
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#5
In my opinion, it's not so much as the pickup, but where the pickup is located that gives off that P bass tone. With that said, the only bass that comes right off my mind is the Mark Hoppus signature bass.
#6
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In my opinion, it's not so much as the pickup, but where the pickup is located that gives off that P bass tone. With that said, the only bass that comes right off my mind is the Mark Hoppus signature bass.


isnt the neck pickup on a jazz in the same place?
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#7
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isnt the neck pickup on a jazz in the same place?


No, the pickup are closer to the neck joint.
#8
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No, the pickup are closer to the neck joint.


oh . would a slightly beefer pickup compinsate for the placement?
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#10
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Lindy Fralin and Nordstrand do split coil pickups in single coil casings.


i take it thats what i want? will the tone be similar to a p bass, or would it sound like a mix between the 2?
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#11
It'll sound like a mix between the two. The whole split cil sound comes from the fact that it's humbucking, but each string is only "served" by a single coil. You do get a bit of crosstalk between the two coils as well (some vibrations will be picked up by the "other" coil. The Lindy would probably sound closer to a P than the Nordstrand.
#12
is it a vintage p sound, or like an overwound p sound? cuz i plan on using it for like punk and modern rock music
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#13
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oh . would a slightly beefer pickup compinsate for the placement?



I doubt it will make a lot of difference, but I have never try so who knows. If you haven't already bought the bass, I would either get a used Mark Hoppus sig, or buy a body from Warmoth.
#14
I have a Gaffbass split coil which is housed in a single coil housing in the neck of my jazz bass.
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#15
You'll only get the P sound with a P pickup. You might get something similar, but it won't be the same.