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'51 SC P w/ J bridge?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tedsalt, Dec 6, 2011.


  1. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Anyone try a '51 style single coil P with a single coil J bridge pickup? I've got a set of Nordy NJ4s, but am considering the Nordy '51 style P single coil.

    Thoughts? Experiences?
     
  2. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I tried the '51 SC in a bridge position on a '74 P bass - loved it!

    That is until someone stole it. :bawl:

    Now I play Japanese P/J's so I don't have to worry about taking an ultra valuable bass to gig.
     
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    If I ever quit getting sidetracked, I want to do a Jazz bass with Aero Type 4A pickups (with a single magnet pole under each string). That would be pretty darn close to dual single coil P's, but in a nice, matched hum-canceling set with the spacing dialed in so the poles are centered under each string. Wired up with a series/parallel option, I think that could absolutely kill. :bassist:

    I know Nash has done some builds like you describe (SCPB w/ a J bridge). Plenty of ways to skin a cat! ;)

    I will never modify my ['51 style] Telecaster with the lone SCPB pickup because it already sounds absolutely perfect.
     
  4. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
  5. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    I think I may end up going with a '51 P split coil and a split coil J bridge. Then I can solo either one. Versatility ...
     
  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    One of the great things about a J-bass IMHO is that there are SO many pickup options. (I tried 4 different sets in my last one...)

    I suspect to make a SCPB fit, you'll have to do some routing (unless it's one of those J bodies with the larger rectangular routs for the neck pickup).

    Rather than do that, if you're going to be buying a pickup anyway, I wonder if Carey might be willing to make a custom quasi-SCPB in a J housing? If so, he could wind it to be compatible with the bridge pickup you already have and the two could hum-cancel each other.

    Just a thought... have fun tinkering! (I always do!) :hyper:
     
  7. tedsalt

    tedsalt Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    Kansas City
    Oh, I do! Thanks!!!
     

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