Originally Posted by cchorney
I guess this goes into instrument growl vs amp growl (or speaker growl), but now that you write this, I'm reminded that m Fender Geddy Lee Jazz with fresh stainless Rotos is a monster in the growl department. Not sure on the pup and EQ specifics you mentioned, but on the stuff I bolded - heck yea!
I don't doubt it. A Geddy Jazz + Rotosounds has got to be among the most snarly, snarky combinations known to man!
On second thought, I think I could amend Factor #2: wide-frequency pickups might not be necessary, strictly speaking. Narrow aperture pickups tend to growl just fine - IF they happen to pick up enough of the right midrange frequencies. I believe those would probably consist mostly of lower mids...