Poll: Best Pickup Configuration?
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View poll results: Best Pickup Configuration?
PJ
7 37%
JJ
3 16%
PH
5 26%
P
4 21%
J
0 0%
Voters: 19.
#1
Hey there!

Which Pickup Configuration do u think can do heavier and smoother styles equally well??????
Gear:-
ESP LTD M-50.
Roland Cube20XL.
Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic 5-String.
Warwick BC-40 Bass Amp.
Morley Power Wah.
EHX Big Muff.
#2
i really liked the JH on my old rockbass, but since then i've become accustom to the PJ on my yamaha. i can get pretty much any tone i need out of it, harsh bridge and a thick warm neck p
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#3
Are there any single J basses?

Any bass can do anything is kind of the feel we have here. It's mostly opinion, some like a 6 string fretless with active soapbars, others just need a P bass one volume one tone and they can both play the darkest metal to the most laid back jazz.
#4
Quote by askrere
Are there any single J basses?

Any bass can do anything is kind of the feel we have here. It's mostly opinion, some like a 6 string fretless with active soapbars, others just need a P bass one volume one tone and they can both play the darkest metal to the most laid back jazz.

Sorta, the '51 and '54 precisions have one single coil.
#5
Quote by Spaz91
Sorta, the '51 and '54 precisions have one single coil.

Not quite the same though. I dont remember what or where it was, but I could swear I saw a bass online somewhere that just had a jazz type single coil at the bridge.

Regarding the OP, being able to play "heavier" or "smoother" styles has more to do with the player then with the pickup configuration.
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#7
Quote by Spaz91
The pole pieces are different in stock Fenders but, trust me, they sound the same.
Just a single coil in the bridge would shite.


I'd be inclined to agree, they might sound the same, but then again one has 8 pole pieces and is quite long, the other is essentially a strat pickup for bass.

I hate strats, and love my esquire for it's straight through sound from the bridge, both sound wayyy different and both are nearly identical single coils.

A single coil bridge only bass... bassquire... jasquire... I do have a desire to get a tele bass made with a slated bridge pup and maybe a lipstick neck pickup for a telecaster looking bass and that contrasting bright bridge and warm neck.
#8
Quote by Spaz91
Just a single coil in the bridge would shite.

I'm pretty sure it was some kind of stripped down travel bass so, yes, shite.
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#9
I personally like PH configuration....(OMFG i didnt add d HH option!)
Gear:-
ESP LTD M-50.
Roland Cube20XL.
Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic 5-String.
Warwick BC-40 Bass Amp.
Morley Power Wah.
EHX Big Muff.
#10
Nor did you include a humbucker on its own, or PP.
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