Originally Posted by jamminology101
I was wondering all of you TBers thoughts on this. ..I think the ultimate neck pickup location on the jazz bass should be approx 1.5" towards the bridge or roughly where the p bass picks up the D and G strings. Keep the bridge location where the current 60s pickup location is. I think this would be the perfect 50/50 blend of pickups, giving the sound a little more lower mid growl and less hollow/woody tone while still filing out the mix with fullness and bass. Currently I favor the bridge pickup a little but always think favoring it sounds a little burpy. What is your take on this?
The position of the neck pickup is what gives the jazz its 'oomph'.
I think you'd find that with the P/U configuration you propose, the bass would suffer from a reduced low-end response.