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Choose between P or J pickup!! (only one of 'em)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ai4281, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. ai4281


    Nov 25, 2005
    I have this P/J bass of mine that needs new pickups, and I was looking at both Duncan Basslines and EMGs...

    and it occured to me 'why buy both pickups? I rarely used the P one when I had working pickups on the bass...'

    But that was when this bass had frets on it,,, now I turned it into fretless, so I am not sure about which one to buy for the sound I am looking for... P or J?

    and I want to only have one pickup on the bass because I only want two knobs on this bass...

    This bass is probably gonna be used exclusively for jazz, fusion and funk, btw.
  2. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    J pickups + fretless is a pretty nice combination.
  3. two pups with a stacked volume knob?
  4. ai4281


    Nov 25, 2005
    one J in bridge position should be good, i guess... cause thats what Jaco did, I think (didn't he used the bridge PU exclusively?)
  5. Andy V.

    Andy V.

    Nov 5, 2006
    Dumbo, NY
    +1 on the Jaco thing...

    I would think about a P and a J with two knobs (one volume; one tone) and a switch to choose both or each one individually.
  6. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    What do you mean by


    It seems weird that both pickups would crap out at the same time. Are you sure it's not a problem with the other electronics?
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I use a fretless P sometimes, I use a fretless J sometimes. My ideal fretless would be a P/J for that reason.
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
  9. ai4281


    Nov 25, 2005
    yeah, about both pickups craping out at the same time...

    Lets just say my bass got really wet once, and I plugged in right after... fizzle fizzle boom!

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