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Acoustic Upright Sound for my JBass (best p.u.) ??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by yakbass, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    I 'm looking for a Pickup
    for Jazz Bass (neck Position)
    to play Jazz
    (I want a upright Sound with a lot of "Low Frequency" )

    Actually I use a Seymour Duncan quarter Pound
    but the sound is not enough good .

    thank you

  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
  3. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    this Threat is very interesting .

    but :rolleyes:
    I have not found an answer to my question ..

    my jazz body has NOT low frequency ..
    I need a p.u. with more Lows possible (and treble too..)

    DM "J" model could be the right choose for me ?
  4. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    All the frequencies you need will be there with any decent pickup. Have you tried just bringing them out with your bass/treble/EQ controls?
  5. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    but which is the pickup with more low bass (not mid-bass)
    and warm sound between these : (??)
    Di Marzio "J" model
    Seymour Antiquity II
    EMG J Set
    Di Marzio Vintage
    "P" (precision) style p.u.

    I use a fretless bass, flatwound strings and looking for an Upright Sound
  6. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    "Jazz" Sound (Correct Post)

    I 'm looking for an "Upright Sound"
    Strings used : Flatwound TI JF-344, fretless
    Instrument : Jazz Bass (various models)

    I need ; Warm Low Frequency (40-90 Hz)
    Not Punch
    Not Mid-Bass and mids (120-400 Hz)
    Warm Bright

    which is the right p.u. for me , ?

    Active EMG J set
    Seymour Duncan Active Jazz Lightnin Rods (AJJ-2)
    Seymour Duncan Active (AJJ-1)
    Dimarzio Model J DP 123
    Lace Sensor
    Fender Lace Sensors
    Duncan Antiquity II

    Thank you !!!!!!!!
  7. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Merged your threads since you are asking about the same thing in these two threads...........

    Don´t do it again.

    Rather edit or clarify your original thread then to start a new one.
  8. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    In case you weren't aware, you're not supposed to post the same thread (double post) in different forums - although it's been happening with some frequency lately between the luthier and pickup forum.

    A lot of upright tone out of an electric bass has to do with technique and what you play through. There have been a number of threads so I suggest a search.

    Upright tone is not something I've messed with much but I haven't found a mag pup through my rigging that pulls it off with what I know to date. Some 75 pup sets including numerous P's. model J's, SD Antiquity II's, SD Lightn'n rods, SD AJJ 1's, SD Steve Bailey Fretless J's, EMG active J's and VJ's, and Fender Lace Sensors. Doesn't mean it can't be had, I just didn't get it. URB tone is my favorite bass tone and I do know a decent one when I hear it.

    I've got a fretted Lighwave with the optical system and piezo and it probably does upright tone better than it does anything. In fact I placed a recent post in the DB forum inquiring if any DB players have noticed as much. The Wave does fairly well on it's own but the piezo helps out significantly -adds versatility and percussiveness to tone.