2 P-Bass pick-ups!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PICK, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Has anybody here ever played a bass with two P-Bass pick-ups installed in it???

    How did it sound??
    Which company made it??

    Thanks for any help you can give!

  2. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The Fender P Bass Elite II had 2 P Bass pickups.
  3. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Has anyone here ever tried this bass???

    Im just wondering what 2 P-Bass pickups would sound like both at the same time!!!!

  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I had a really cheap Ibanez with 2 up-side-down P's in it. I picked it up because it was the cheapest playable bass in the local store the paycheck after my Ric 4003 MapleGlo got stollen in 89.

    It was actually a great sounding bass. Full and nasty as h311 with both pickups on. I'd buy and play a dual P again if the right one came along
  5. B.C. Rich makes some basses with the dual P setup. I think the Mockingbird is configured that way.
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, techinically, a lot of basses might have them. Soapbar pickups is only a size/shape. Whatever is under the cover is up to the manufacturer. So, instead of the "typical" Split P, tou also have the spoapbar P, which, while it looks different, has the same guts as a regular P pup.
  7. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    The bass i am thinking of putting 2 p pickups in is a B.C Rich Warlock!!!
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    the Peavey TL-6 had 2 P Pickups. Here's a pic.

    It sounded darn good. I think there's one in the classifieds right now. ;)

    <img src=http://talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?postid=439601</img>
  9. I've owned many basses with a double P configuration. My all time favorite is my Electra. It's 18v preamp might not have the broad range of an early BC Rich but but what it does provide, IHMO is more usefull. From woofy bass to punchy mids to tank tone highs, it's a tone monster. It's also in the process of being refinished ;)

  10. Some Warwicks have had them,in particular the JE Buzzard.
  11. How do you find it working for slap n pop/funk? I ask because Alain Caron gets some killer tones on his F with 2 P-type pups.
  12. Lorne


    Nov 21, 2005
    Devon U.K.
    I've got one or two:)


    The basses are pretty much beefier in sound than one that has a Jazz pick up in the bridge

    As for funk and slap-It never did Bernard Edwards any harm in Chic:)
  13. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Fender also made a double-P model in the early '80s--the Elite II, I believe?
  14. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    Not to steal the thread but, FLKknifemaker, is that a cool bass? I actually have that exact bass that i havent touched in years. Its been in the "ill fix it when i have time and money" pile for 4 or 5 years now. I have a lot of nice basses so I just never got to it. It does seem like it would sound good.
  15. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    I used to have pics of a '91 Modulus Jazz with 2 p-bass pickups and a silver sparkle paint job; that was a hell of a cool looking bass!
  16. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    Gibson prototype made for Lee Sklar.
  17. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I had a dual P BC Rich Eagle but they were EMGs. I like the sound of EMGs but can't say that it was special in any way. Reliable and consistent tone, definitely.
  18. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    I had 5 Fender Precision Elite II basses unitil recently. Very well made basses. I sold 4 of them, to a gentleman who collects nothing but Precision Elite basses. I kept one. Great gigging basses. Punchy as heck, and a very nice range of tones.