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Dual Precision Style Single Coils

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowphatbass, Dec 19, 2012.


  1. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I'm talking about early 50's style p-bass single coils, anybody have a bass with two of these pickups?
     
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Once, I saw someone here take a 51 Precision reissue and add a "bridge pickup" of the same type.
    I can't remember who it was...........
     
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    You could easily wireem volume/volume instead of volume/tone
    but I'm quite sure it must be a cool design and a smart option

    Only... Leo Fender thought about something like that in 1960, when, right after Precision ugradin', was thinkin' about hummin'
    single pickups and came to the soon to become Jazz prototype

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
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  6. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Tennessee
    Can't get these rwrp, can ya ? That would not be a deal breaker, but a -1 pointer.
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Lollar or Nordstrand or a wide range of people could do that for you.
     
  8. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    This nash is pretty cool! Remember the bridge p.u. would need to be wider like on a jazz though. [​IMG]
     
  9. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    I had that idea after i bought a cool 51 style bass bodyhere,but the cost having a wider bridge p.u.made would robably push me to a jazz bridge p.u.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Isn't that known as a Jazz Bass?
     
  11. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Wish I was deft enough to rout for a J pickup, that looks cool.
     
  12. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
  13. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    That spacing would be one way to go.I'd love to try that out!The spacing pole to pole looks around 2"-2-1/4" maybe that's the easy solution i was looking for.
     
  14. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Cool Folks! Thanks so much.

    I'm not looking to buy one so much as looking for a creative build with some parts that I have on hand. This gives me some food for thought.
     
  15. Yeah, I don't quite get this one
     
  16. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    P-bass SC's sound different than J-bass pickups(to me). Not saying one is better than the other, just looking for thoughts and ideas.
     
  17. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist

    Sep 19, 2012
    Colorado
    Rickenbacker?
     
  18. EunosFD

    EunosFD

    Jun 7, 2006
    MD
  19. Red_Merkin

    Red_Merkin

    Nov 12, 2012
    Something like this?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. grenadilla

    grenadilla

    Aug 22, 2011
    alabama
    The bass player with Amee Mann has a good=sounding Tele Bass with two pickups. There are two PBS shows and the tastey album The Forgotten Arm.
     
  21. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
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