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Best Pickup Configuration

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by allexcosta, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. P

    12 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. J + J

    47 vote(s)
    22.1%
  3. P + J

    30 vote(s)
    14.1%
  4. P + MM

    6 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. J + MM

    25 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. Reverse P + MM

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. MM

    11 vote(s)
    5.2%
  8. Reverse P

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Reverse P + J

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. MM + MM

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
  11. J + J + J

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  12. P + P

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  13. Reverse P + Reverse P

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. P + Reverse P

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  15. Reverse P + P

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Soapbar

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  17. Soapbar + Soapbar

    33 vote(s)
    15.5%
  18. J + Soapbar

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  19. P + Soapbar

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  20. Carrot Humbuckers

    17 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    Explain if you wish...
     
  2. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    Let's see...19 choices (excluding carrots).

    I'll go for #20; SCPB (everything else is for people who haven't figured it out yet) :D
     
  3. Single J in the bridge position.
     
  4. yea, single J in the neck would do it for me.
     
  5. Mikio

    Mikio

    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    even though I love my J bass with it's singles, I have to say Soapbar + Soapbar
     
  6. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    J + J for me.
     
  7. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Wow, ive always wanted to see a general consensus on pup configuration like this :)

    Single MM for me, at the bridge. It gets me everything ive wanted. Growly and mid heavy like a j, thumpy and warm like a p.
     
  8. superfunk47

    superfunk47

    Sep 9, 2007
    I loves me some soapbars. Fat Stacks...mmm...Big Singles...MMMmmm...Dual Coils....mmm, MMM!
     
  9. kubacki

    kubacki Guest

    May 24, 2003
    Brunswick, Me
    Out of the above, I voted P + J. Great variety of tones. But now it's the standard Ric config for me!
     
  10. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    Canada
    J + J BUT with a series/parallel switch so I can get pseudo P bass.
     
  11. Dertygen

    Dertygen

    Dec 21, 2008
    A-Town, Colorado
    Soapbar + soapbar.

    It just works. To hell with tradition!
     
  12. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    I voted soapbar + soapbar. ;)

    J's are cool, but you can get more variations in a soapbar. And J bridge pickups are a bit too thin on their own IMO.
     
  13. buzzguy

    buzzguy

    Mar 8, 2009
    Winnipeg
    I couldn't make-up my mind. To me, every combination I've played has sounded great in different circumstances.
     
  14. (Dual) single coils FTW! (Any shape and size: J, 50's P, Darkstar, Big Singles etc.)

    I voted J+J
     
  15. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

    May 7, 2005
    Europe
    +1000
     
  16. I'm in a P+J kick at the moment, but I also dig dual soap bars, and J+MM.
     
  17. eedo

    eedo

    Aug 13, 2008
    Minsk, Belarus
    P + reverse P
    Sexy)
     
  18. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Carrots. I couldn't possibly pick one. I currently have a P/J and dual soapbars, each one does something the other doesn't. Neither is a worthy substitute for dual Js, MM/J or MM/MM. But, with the two that I have I can cover 85-90% of the ground I need.
     
  19. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    As usual, there is no "best". It's personal preference, based upon one's preferred musical genre(s), playing style, technique, etc. Silly question... :rolleyes:

    But my own preference is for dual soapbars, followed by dual Js...

    MM
     
  20. allexcosta

    allexcosta

    Apr 7, 2004
    That's why you can read the word "favorite" up there. Isn't it too obvious that this is a personal preference? Do you enjoy redundant people? :meh: :rollno:
     

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