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Bridge Humbucker basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JoshuaTSP, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    Slowly, but surely, I've been favoring basses with a bridge humbucker.

    I didn't know I had a preference, until every bass I played regularly had one.

    Anyone else rocking the humbuckers?:bassist:
  2. Rumblefisher


    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Nope. BUT...I too like humbuckers a lot. If you look at my profile, the ESP F404, Ibanez Iceman, SR900, and ATK (kinda...its a trip-bucker) all were humbucking basses. So I definitely know what you are talking about.

    The Sandberg MMJ is giving me GAS too. I'd also like to try a bass with a MM in the neck position just to hear the difference. :)
  3. I love the tone that two bridge humbuckers can make like my Sandberg and Sadowsky Metros. Nothing punches thru like them!
  4. FunkyMan


    Nov 27, 2007
    The humbucker bridge on my Warwick it's just perfect! Powerfull!
  5. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    two bridge humbuckers?:confused:
  6. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
  7. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    Aren't those soapbars?

    ...and technically won't only one pickup be the bridge....and the other automatically the neck pickup?
  8. this would be semantics my friend.
  9. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    those maybe "soapbars" but, humbucking pickups can look like soapbars. that's only the cover. carvin makes the icon series with single coil pickups, but they look like soapbars rather than jazz style pickups.

    the front pickup is much closer to the bridge than most other basses with two pickups.

  10. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    Oh. Hmm.....in that case.....every pickup and dual pickup'd bass I've ever used was a bridge pickup. :D
  11. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    Point proven on the soapbar thing. :)

    Front/back : neck/bridge
  12. What he was saying is that there isn't a pickup in the true " neck position". Also, soapbar is a shape, not a single coil / humbucking designation. There could be 252 little coils in that shape.
  13. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    yea, that's what i meant. its been a long day. :help:
  14. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    Well, in IMO guitar terms......all there is, is neck, middle, and bridge.

    After 3 pickups....we can create our own lingo.
  15. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Humbuckers are my fave bass pup for both bridge and neck. Especially for bridge. Fuller sound then Jazz pups to me. More like guitar humbuckers actually. P pups being my other fave. Its allways boggle my mind that when most peeps ask about bass pups its as though theyre not even aware of humbucker bass pups. Good grief, theyve been the most common pups on most import basses and a lot of higher end basses too, for at least 2 decades now. It like peeps dont know theres anything besides J or P pups for bass. Even though walking into allmost any guitar store will have mostly or at least half the basses sporting humbuckers.

    Yes I love humbucker bass pups best. J or P can work great for neck as a variation from both humbuckers for bridge and neck. But bridge position is diff best to me as humbucker.
  16. blackconstant


    Sep 15, 2008
    arent P pups humbuckers?
  17. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner

    Yeah, it's how they're wired, not the shape/position of the coils.

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