#3
Which pickup? It's a standard P pickup and a Fender Jazz humbucker. The P pickups come set up like that usually. You can adjust it to get the sound you want.
#4
It's probably just Fender's MusicMan pickup copy?
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#6
i think he means the P-Bass pickup, its slanted.

don't know why though
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To make sure that the volume of each string is right, i think that is why anyway
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#8
I've never seen a p-bass pickup that was slanted that way.

That kind of setup would probably accentuate the middle strings, and possibly deaden the G string a bit.
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#11
The Precision pup is slanted on most Fender P-basses, and a lot of basses with P pups anyway. It's to adjust for the radius of the strings, so you get a consistent volume from each string.
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#12
You can always adjust it, using those screws. However, I've seen dozens of P-Basses with that pickup orientation (granted, not at that severe of a degree).

Anyway, how is the American Deluxe P? I have a J and love it to death. I've heard the humbucker has some nasty hum and is a bit quieter than the P-pickup. Is that true?
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You can always adjust it, using those screws. However, I've seen dozens of P-Basses with that pickup orientation (granted, not at that severe of a degree).


Yeah...if you look closely at the picture you'll see why there's such a sharp angle: the pole pieces on the American Deluxe pups are staggered, so you need quite the angle on the pups to get the correct alignment.
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You can always adjust it, using those screws. However, I've seen dozens of P-Basses with that pickup orientation (granted, not at that severe of a degree).

Anyway, how is the American Deluxe P? I have a J and love it to death. I've heard the humbucker has some nasty hum and is a bit quieter than the P-pickup. Is that true?

Has as much hum as a stingray and that isn't much. Just look at the name, HUMbucker, they buck hum. Also the P pickup is like that for volume and tone as raising and lowering pole pieces affects a pickup's sound.
#15
I looked at it like humBUCKER, it bucks/kicks/gets rid of hum, since the dual coils cancel out any 60Hz hum. However, I read on Harmony Central that the 'bucker was a bit noisy and was quieter when compared to the neck pickup (which surprised me, because I would have figured the 'bucker would have had higher output).
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#16
All humbuckers are mellower than their single coil counterparts. Like two jazz pickups put together are going to be much more mellow than if seperate. The higher output thing is a misconception as a lot of companies take advantage of the high output possibilities and use higher output single coils than they would use seperate.
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Has as much hum as a stingray and that isn't much. Just look at the name, HUMbucker, they buck hum. Also the P pickup is like that for volume and tone as raising and lowering pole pieces affects a pickup's sound.


My Stinger has no hum, no not very much hum should read none perhaps?
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I know it has none, I was kind of joking. Like "I don't trust you as far as I can throw you, and that ain't far" The second part is expressed with more emotion. Damn souless internet.
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I know it has none, I was kind of joking. Like "I don't trust you as far as I can throw you, and that ain't far" The second part is expressed with more emotion. Damn souless internet.

Oops, my bad. Sorry.

But yeah, I'd quite like to see what those contorted pups feeling like for playing off - ordinarily, I don't like the feel of a P pup.
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