60's or 70's PU Spacing for a fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ClassicJazz, Jul 7, 2008.


  1. 60's Pickup Spacing

    28 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. 70's Pickup Spacing

    38 vote(s)
    57.6%
  1. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Hey all.....I recently ordered a NYC Sadowsky fretless. As of right now I am getting it with the 70's PU spacing...thinking it will give me more punch. But what do you all think? Think the fretless would sound better with the 60's or 70's spacing??
     
  2. Hemispheres85

    Hemispheres85

    Jun 15, 2006
    I don't think the sound is that much different, but do whatever you want I suppose.

    If you believe it will give you more punch, go with the 70's spacing. It's a Sadowasky, it would sound great even if it had one pickup at the base of the fingerboard and one just before the bridge. Congrats on affording a great bass!
     
  3. depends. do you solo the bridge pickup or play with them dimed? as a bridge pickup fretless player, id stick with 60's spacing
     
  4. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    considering everything i think either way it sounds great!!!
     
  5. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    +1:)

    I've never noticed that much of a difference in sound, but I like anchor my thumb on the smaller spacing of the 60s
     
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Wow, thought there would be more feed back on this subject :confused:
     
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    no option for carrots?
     
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