Originally Posted by RBrownBass
Is there any reason to avoid using a bridge-spec'd pickup in the neck position?
No, no reason. Carvin "LB" model bass guitars, for one example, come with stock pickups, both
of which have the same
dimensions as the Fender Jazz bridge
pickup. According to multiple reports I've read, the Lawrence/Wilde J45 sets work very nicely in those instruments.
I would imagine that the physical position
of the pickups would have a greater effect upon the ultimate tone of the instrument, than would any relatively subtle difference in their voicings...