#1
I am a bassist in my band. I use a jazz bass which i love. It is great for most of the songs we do. But some songs it does not have enough power like blink 182 stuff. so i want to put in a SD half pounder p bass pickup in my jazz right above the neck pickup. i want to do this because i like the jazz neck pickup but also want a p bass pickup and dont want to have to switch bass between songs. i got a attachment to show what i mean.
My question is has anybody done this before? do u guys think it is a good idea? Also what is the best way to cut a hole in the pickguard for this pickup?
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#2
Make sure you really know where the most nodes are on the string. Placement is crucial because you could catch the string in a spot where is doesn't vibrate at certain notes.
#3
Oh and I would never do this if it was a Fender Jazz Bass. If this is a backup bass or something, then try it out and really take the time to experiment and research the right placement.
#4
go for it. im not really sure the best way to cut into a pickgaurd, I would ask the guys at GB&C how they do it.

what kind of controls are you gonna put in this? I would put a jaguar style switch to go between the P pickup and the j pups. make the two volumes for the jazz concentric and give the P a vol tone concentric.
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#5
I am not that sure on the controls. But i think i will first try series/parallel and out of phase wiring with the 2 jazz pickups i already have on my bass. then see what kind of sounds i can get and if i am not happy with the tones after this mod i will add the p bass pickup. Has anybody tried this kind of wiring for a jazz bass?
#6
I replaced the standard pups in my old Squier J-Bass with EMG-HZs - a P and a soapbar, to give that sort of tone. But if you're worried about doing it wrong, hand that bass over to a professional, especially if it's a Fender. You don't want to ruin a good bass with shoddy workmanship.
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#7
So you want something like this?




Definitely doable, but if you don't know what your doing then have someone do it for you. Sure it'll cost a bit more dough, but you will have a bass that you will NEVER put down.
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#8
I would just route out the neck pickup to fit a musicman bar in there.
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#10
I think you will have to either get one special cut, or do it yourself.
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#11
That's pretty much the exact layout of the Stu Hamm signature Urge II btw.
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