#1
people say p bass/j bass pickups is better for this and that but my ibanez gsr200 has BOTH j & p pickup. is this better or make it sound bad etc etc what im trying to ask is anyone have any experience with these and im looking for some feedback. im recently starting to play bass after purchasing it used a few months ago
#2
I own the same bass.
it is, in my opinion, very versatile. part of that is the P/J configuration
it allows it to sound jacoish, but then can do some punk with a couple knob turns.
I prefer P/J to J/J, personally.
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#3
i have a yamaha with that setup, an after playin just the P setup, i like it better. its a deeper, more rich tone to me...ive used a coupla fenders with that setup, i love it. hope i helped.
#4
thanks everybody, and for the ones that own the gsr 200 (the one with 3 knobs not 4) which nob activates which pickup because they arent named
#5
the top one= split coil
the one closest to the plug output= single coil
bottom one= tone
last one left= boom
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#7
only 3?
is it a GSR190?
do you have a pic?
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#9
It's most likely P volume, J volume and tone.

I don't really like the P/J pickup combination, but it's nice and versatile. It's popular on beginner basses.
#10
the one not on there is probably the boom, which sucks for everything except dub, which, given you name, probably won't be done by you anyway.
turn all the knobs down all the way. turn one up slowly. if it makes no noise when you play, then it is the tone knob. if it sounds smooth and thumpy, it's the split. if it growls, it's the single. do that to all the knobs.
EDIT: smb, what do you not like? just curious? to Fenderish? hmm?
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#11
My main bass (Warwick RB Fortress) is an active EQ, P/J config. I love it. I almost always have it set to both ickups fully on (centre position on my pickup blend knob). With my current band (a sort of alternative metal outfit), it really fills out the bottom end thanks to the throaty, fat split coil, but the bridge position jazz adds the snap I need to cut through. It records brilliantly too. I'd descrie my tone as fat with sharp edges, and most of the (good quality) P/J's I've played have some variation of that tone. It can sometimes sound a little too "big", but for when I need a more articulate, highly focused sound, I have my VM Jazz to provide it.

I like the P/J config for new players too, it allows them to experiment with two of the three major pickup variants until they begin to find a preference, or decide to stick with the mix.
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#12
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smb, what do you not like? just curious? to Fenderish? hmm?
MY favourite pickup combination is a neck J and a bridge humbucker. Js at the bridge sound to thin to me, and Ps at the neck always have the same sound that is great, but not me.
#13
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MY favourite pickup combination is a neck J and a bridge humbucker. Js at the bridge sound to thin to me, and Ps at the neck always have the same sound that is great, but not me.

ahh. I like that config too. I heard a P/H once. that was really nice, one of the best configs imo. some guy modded his active MIM... like a Stingray, but it could get that thump it struggles with.
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#15
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yeah it is thanks everyone

This might belong in the in the building and customising section, but how do you wire up a master tone control? I thought they put the tone control before the volume control so that changing the volume didn't change the tone, as the same signal (full volume from the pickup) is being processed by the tone knob?
#16
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This might belong in the in the building and customising section, but how do you wire up a master tone control? I thought they put the tone control before the volume control so that changing the volume didn't change the tone, as the same signal (full volume from the pickup) is being processed by the tone knob?

I think that does belong to gear building and customizing.
but I won't report ya.
just make a thread over there and delete this post, as it has nothing to do with P+J pickups, imo.
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