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Tension and sound with single/double pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by cousinofmurloc, Mar 24, 2014.


  1. cousinofmurloc

    cousinofmurloc

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    So I've been watching a lot of live performances, and I noticed most play with a double or single coil pickup. On my bass (the only one I've ever played I've been playing for 3 months) I have a single and a split pickup. I brace my thumb on the split and play. But after watching them I tried to play with my thumb on the single coil and it was very taut and sounded different. I decided to ask because I eventually want to buy a new bass that may have only a single or double pickup. Do bassists just play where it's really taut? Is my other split pickup affecting the sound?
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

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    Oct 22, 2013
    People play everywhere from the middle of the neck to right next to the bridge.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yep. Play where it's comfortable and/or sounds the best to you. And any pickup that's turned on affects the sound.
     

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