1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Pickup choice/placement?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Freddels, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am in the process of building a P/J bass. I have a nice P body and will have it routed for the J pickup.

    I was going to use Aguilar P/J pickups and a ToneStyler but now I'm having second thoughts.

    I'm thinking of going with the Bartolini P/J set and either a Bart or Aggie 3 band preamp.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Also, pickup placement for the J pickup. There's the 60's, 70's and the Pedulla placement. I've read that Pedulla has the J pickup centered at 32" from the nut. Can anyone with a Pedulla P/J confirm this? Not sure if this would only work with the Barts or not.
  2. SalmonCubes

    SalmonCubes

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pickups and electronics are all gonna be a matter of personal preference. I personally am an EMG guy, but I haven't heard much good about Aguilar pickups. Bartolinis are always a good choice. As for a preamp, how many holes for pots do you have?
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Since it's a P bass body, I could have 4 holes and it would still look ok. Of course, the body would probably need a little extra routing (under the pickguard area) to fit the preamp in.
  4. iunno

    iunno

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    70s position sounds best with P/Js IMO. 60s is a little too close and can get very nasal.

Share This Page