After many years plucking soapbar/humbucker basses and musicman/humbucker style basses, i am itching for a jazz loaded bass.
I trawled the net and forums for soundclips and came up with the fact that I love the bridge pup single coil sound on a particular J Bass copy. Its an old 70's Guyatone J Bass copy, presumably a copy of the Fender late 60' 70's Jazz. It had block inlay neck, and pups had kinda rounded corners, unlike the sharp corners i see on many J basses
Just a basic V V T set up, nothing weird. The clips i found were played through a Demeter HBP-1.
Ist clip is bridge pup soloed with tone full up
2nd clip is bridge pup soloed with tone rolled off
Finger style played over the bridge pup http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...=12593402&q=hi http://www.soundclick.com/player/sin...=12593403&q=hi
How much of that tone is down to the bridge pup itself or is the Demeter giving it most of that sound ?
I'm trying to decide if i could go find any old Jazz copy and get that kinda tone, without laying out the coin for an expensive preamp or that particular Guyatone bass, which are hard to find, apparently