Originally Posted by 64jazzbass
To the O.P. be careful not to bring your pickups to close to the strings with single coils. This can result in an out of phase sound in the upper registers which is annoying. I don't think pickup height has much to do with his sound IMO
This is true as well; although I seriously doubt you can get those kinds of dynamics with extremely low pickup height. That tends to lend a compressed dynamics sound with less lows and highs.
Originally Posted by shwashwa
after researching more here on TB i think that my issue may indeed be pickup height. i will mess with it tomorrow, thanks joel, i had no idea about that factor. one question though, as i mentioned, i think on at least one of my basses the pickups are maxxed out and still far away, what can i do for that?
Mouse pad rubber works. I like to order and use this stuff
but its pricey
and I'm positive it could be sourced elsewhere
(try the weatherstripping, but get the big stuff). But the Fender stuff doesn't wear out fast and makes it easy to set good height for Jazz pickups.