Dual P setup - matched or no?
I'd like to know what you guys think: I'm dusting off an old work-in-progress, project/experimental bass that's been sitting, neglected, in a closet for several years.
It's routed for a dual P pickup setup, but I'm not sure which direction to go, use the same pickup brand & model in both positions, or mix & match
I'm not worried about keeping a "traditional" P-bass vibe; it's likely going to end up with a fairly elaborate filter-based preamp; but I want a good solid tonal foundation from the pickups first.
I'm curious about that Delano P model w/the oversized pole pieces, and how it would sound paired with something else non-traditional, like the DiMarzio Split P. Or should I just keep it simple & throw in 2 identical, vintage-styled models?
I'm open to ideas, the only rule being passive pickups, so EMG's are out this time.
I like Lindy Fralin P bass pickups myself.
I like a hotter bridge pickup to even the 2 out a bit. Dimarzio in the bridge and a Fralin in the normal p bass placement
I had a Fender 60's in the neck position and a Quarter pounder in the bridge. I was able to lower the bridge p/u enough to facilitate the same distance I had from the strings with the neck p/u and still get equal out put of both pickups. The mid grind of the fender filled in the highs and lows of the pounder quite nicely. I t was a great combo. IMO.....
You want the bridge pickup to be hotter, so that the output levels will match.
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