Originally Posted by joelb79
At that point you are basically using the Victor Wooten setup. That is a PAX P pickup, and a JVX Bridge pickup with a Mike Pope Flexcore 4 band Preamp.
That is clip worthy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve37F3Ee9Ow
Yeah, copying the Victor Wooten setup is definitely not an accident, except that I've realized I really want to get a more traditional P tone when I want it. I'm using an EMG PAX right now with a John East BTB-01 http://www.bestbassgear.com/btb-01-preamp.htm
and I'm not that happy with the setup.
I love it on stage through my stage rig (a pretty beefy setup of SWR & Eden cabs with an old SWR preamp and 2500 watt Crown power amp) but when PA support gets involved it doesn't seem to cut through as well.
These tracks are the PAX/BTB-01 setup, loaded into a Highway One with Gotoh 201 bridge. http://archive.org/download/FMF2012-...e_Dynamite.mp3 http://archive.org/download/FMF2012-...Your_Heart.mp3
This one is from the same show, but I used a parts-P with older American Standard neck and traditional bent-steel Fender bridge, with an unknown pickup and P-Retro: http://archive.org/download/FMF2012-...ggae_Woman.mp3
To me the tone in the second clip came out a lot nicer - maybe because the soundman was a bass player and knew how to set the more traditonal P in the mix? Seems like guys are taking a while to dial in the EMG setup.