So as some may know, Im partial to the PJ bass. I get that P tone solo'd, but also a versatile J bridge pup when needed.
But I do also enjoy the tone of a jazz bass, I just have personally never bought one because I dislike the body design very much. Its too big and clunky for my taste, and feels less comfy than a P bass/Strat body style.
But then a while ago I got intrigued by basses out there that have a P pickup but also both J pups...Stu Hamms signature Fender for example. Ive seen different examples of these types of basses. Some are PJJ, while others are JPJ.
But the thing is, I always wondered about pickup wiring and switching between pups. So heres my main question;
Is it possible to wire such a 3 pickup bass in a way, that you could achieve, solo P tone, PJ tone, but then also JJ tone? With the P in the middle, Id be able to solo the P, combine it with both Js
, but then I wouldnt be able to put the Js
together? So far Ive found a 5 switch 3 pup bass online, but of course the neck and bridge pup couldnt be combine.
Is such wiring even possible to get solo P, PJ tone, and JJ options in a bass? Or is that asking too much? I know, I know, Im being greedy by trying to get the best of all 3 worlds. But Ive pondered this for a while and havent found any guitar or bass wiring diagrams with anything similar to what Id want to achieve.
Its fun to think about though. Imagine all those options in one passive bass? Check this link. http://support.fender.com/service_di...1500A_SISD.pdf
Its from stu hamms bass. But that also has active pickups and wiring involved. Is it possible to wire things up and get solo P, PJ, and JJ in one passive bass?