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Single pickup basses you like

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by edpal, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. edpal

    edpal This one, she's not just another pretty face. Gold Supporting Member

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    I recently got an Ibby ATK305 - It has the one "CAP" curved dual humbucker. I have an ATK805E which is virtually identical, but has two pickups. Surprise, surprise - I like the single pickup ATK more. It seems like the effect of moving my plucking from bridge to neck pickup "sweet spot" is more noticeable on the 305 (single pickup, bridge) and it just sounds bassier. Anyone else have a single they really like? And here I was going to route this out for a second pickup - ain't happening.:bassist:
  2. 3234718

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    I hear pbasses are pretty popular.
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    My Spector NS-5. It has a very unique sound and I love it. It's a cross between classic Spector and a Wal. Not the best slapper, but that's fine because I don't slap much and when I do I just can't do it on any 5 string :)

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  4. edpal

    edpal This one, she's not just another pretty face. Gold Supporting Member

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    Not sure they classify as single pickup, as they are split and juxtaposed to hit two different areas. But hey, I'd agree, they are very popular. I suppose I should have specified "single position" :)
  5. garp

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    Say what you will about Randy Jackson, but this single pickup instrument yielded some pretty sweet tones during his stint with Journey. Thus started my fascination with ‘Rays and Sterlings...

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  6. Baird6869

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    Definitely a Stingray and a Pbass if you count it as a single pickup.
  7. Walmark

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    It's my first day on here and at risk of overexposing my 66 Tbird, it's a cracker

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  8. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core Supporting Member

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    That randy jackson bass is cool. I never got into that style of rock but if he was in a succesful band he was doing something rite. I curious you mentioned say whst you will about him. Is he a guy on the news alot or just becsuse he plays a poke a dotted bass.
  9. Mark_70

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    Favorite single pick-up bass would have to be a Stingray.
    Regards
    Mark
  10. inate_hex

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    EBMM Bongo H. I have a HH model too for more versatility, but the single H just sounds fantastic. It is the bass that I use live.
  11. Maxdusty

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    Stingray...nothing like it for me. As mentioned above, P-bass too.
  12. gjbassist

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    Stingray for sure. I also like the Ibby ATK because you can get a wide variety of tones out of it with only one pickup.
  13. SturmUndDrang

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    You can't post enough pics of that bass. I have a bass being built with a single Lollar T bird pup in the same spot as the 60's t bird but with a solid flat top Les Paul body. I also like my single pickup Guild B 301 and of course my beloved EB1. Single pickup basses are kick a*s!
  14. garp

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    Not to derail the thread, but here in the States, Randy is probably better-known as a judge on the American Idol television program than he is as an incredibly-talented bass player. Similarly, few people realize that Darryl Jones had amassed a rather impressive curriculum vitae in the musical world before he decided to take a “day job” with The Rolling Stones.
  15. edpal

    edpal This one, she's not just another pretty face. Gold Supporting Member

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    You guys realize you are building a whole new sub-genre of basses for me to GAS over.:help:
  16. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Supporting Member

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    Single pup Thunderbirds!

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  17. rojo412

    rojo412 You're entering a world of bass... Supporting Member

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    These. 89 SR5 and 93 SR4. Keepers and they fit me so well for everything I do musically.
  18. LowEndWooly

    LowEndWooly Supporting Member

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    My 1981 G&L L1000. Plays and sounds as good as it looks.

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  20. Kmrumedy

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    I like the Ibanez Gary Willis signatures.

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