Am I Crazy? --Poll--

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cliff Bordwell, Jan 20, 2005.


Crazy or not?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2005.
  1. CrazyYes

    86 vote(s)
    47.0%
  2. CrazyNo

    97 vote(s)
    53.0%
  1. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    Thanks. Yes they are more comfortable. I've had them on a Tobias Classic 5 and loved them, I also have them on my Roscoe and they are comfortable too. But on the P and J pickups, I don't understand why they make the corners so square and sharp.
     
  2. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    I agree!
    Here is what I have done in the past on wood covers.
    040724pup.jpg
    It really makes a difference!
     
  3. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    Yes, nice job, very well done.
     
  4. Word! Pickup placement is the reason I got rid of my StingRay.
     
  5. I don't think you're crazy. I move my hand around to get different sounds, but on my jazz I like the sound of plucking near the bridge, but it gets uncomfortable anchoring there. I rest on the neck, and strech out to the bridge.
     
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    No, you're not crazy. That said, I don't think it's a good idea to lock your thumb onto the pickup(s)... that way, you're limited to one or two playing positions. This is probably the biggest reason why some mistakenly believe that a one pickup bass is a one trick pony.

    You can get a lot more tone out of your bass if you can free your hand to play anywhere from the bridge to the neck. Heck, when I'm layin' down vintage thump I sometimes pluck *over* the fingerboard.
     
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