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Another Jazz Bass question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Edgy_Gecko, Jul 4, 2005.


  1. Edgy_Gecko

    Edgy_Gecko

    Oct 22, 2004
    The tone of my SX bass sucks. No question about it and many would agree.
    The Bass itself kicks ass.
    Simple question of putting the right Jazz bass pickups in the routing.

    Which sound the best and what are the differences
    Im looking bang for my buck

    -Seymour Duncan quater pounds
    -Seymour Duncan Jazz bass replacements
    -Dimarzio Jazz bass replacements
    -Dimarzio Ultra Jazz
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    They all sound different. Really hard to tell other than to try them yourself.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    what sounds are you looking for? The DM J is more of a rock sound, the DM UJ is more of a scooped sound.
     
  4. Ultra J's baby
     
  5. Edgy_Gecko

    Edgy_Gecko

    Oct 22, 2004
    scooped is what im looking for. If it can pop and slap well it can do anything. I'd all id ave to do is peak my eq then by pass it to get the two ditinct dounds I need.
     
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yes and no, I've found that eq'ing in a certain point is not the same as that point being there naturally. basses with UJ's have sounded great on their own, but I've had problems making them cut in the mix for regular fingerstyle / rock.
     
  7. Edgy_Gecko

    Edgy_Gecko

    Oct 22, 2004
    Dammit. New plan.

    1. Rout the neck position out throw in a SD Music man humbucker for rock.
    2. Throw in a rplacement jazz in the bridge.
    3.Add blend knob
    4. Install a push-pull pot to switch between full and singe coli.

    Now i have two great bass tones in one.