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Single coil Tele bass vs. neck pup on Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jim C, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Jim C

    Jim C Supporting Member

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    I have become obsessed with Ron Wood's bass playing on the early Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, and Faces projects.
    As I understand it, most of these tracks were played on a Tele bass.

    I've tried two Tele basses years ago and the baseball neck does not fit my hand well.
    I have not had much luck getting close to this sound with the neck pup only with a J bass and assume the pickup design (and possibly placement) are the reasons.

    Does anyone make a single coil Tele bass copy with a J neck (1 1/2" nut)? Looking for a cheaper instrument to try before dropping major coin.
  2. tribbledaniel

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    Try a Squier Classic Vibe 50s Precision bass.
  3. rumblinbass

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    I think placement has just as much do with tone as much as pickup design. That said, would you consider installing a Tele pickup on your Jazz? If there is not any clearance issues you could have all 3 pickups. Just a thought.
  4. jnewmark

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    I love the tone he gets on " Gasoline Alley " LP, especially, " You're My Girl ".
  5. tribbledaniel

    tribbledaniel

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    The pics I've seen show Wood playing what looks like the original looking Pbass, single coil near what you would call the "sweet spot" position.
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    Ron Wood played sn early Tele single coil bass. My 69 sounds just like those recordings. You can get it with a single coil pbass-look for a used mij.
  7. jnewmark

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    Same one Sting plays ?
  8. Jim C

    Jim C Supporting Member

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    Looks like I found the answer to my own post
    I assume this will accept a tele pup without major work
    1 1 /2" nut; lightweight
    Might need a setup; cheap!
    http://www.rondomusic.com/pisces2ts.html

    I have had 3 SX's, how does the Douglas compare?

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