Pedulla MVP 4
Normally I prefer jazz basses, mostly with single coil j pups. I am not a P guy.
I bought a nice MVP 4 with a P/J setup after reading glowing reviews about it. But while I love the feel and the neck of the bass, I'm not connecting with the tone--it has more of a P bass character to it.
Are there any ideas on how to dial in a tone that will appeal to a J guy? And is my observation correct that the MVP has more of a P bass flavor to it?
I don't know how you get around making the P sound like a J.
Both my Pedullas (MVP, Buzz) have J/J setups.
While they still have their own sound,I can approximate the Jazz tone.
J/J MVPs are definitely harder to come by used.
You may consider the Rapture J/J.
Pedulla quality and playability, but specifically designed for a more traditional look/sound.
Every Pedulla MVP or Buzz that I've ever played* had the P/J configuration, and none of them sounded like a Precision bass to me; they all sounded decidedly like a Pedulla.
But if I wanted to make any P/J-equipped bass sound even less P Bass-like, I would roll the Blend knob ~20-30% towards the bridge pu and then add +2 or 3dB on the Bass EQ.
* except for the one really early Pedulla that had a pair of DiMarzio Model One humbuckers.
I guess what I meant was the P pickups dominates when the pups are evenly split. The tone is very much low mid heavy, as is the P bass.
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