Could 2 MM pickups sound like a jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by dmaki, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
    I am thinking of building a bass, and I was thinking of using 2 MM pickups. If I had each one with a series/parallel/single coil switch, with the neck pickup's single coil being the top one where the neck pickup on a jazz bass would be, and the bridge pickup's single coil being the bottom one where the bridge pickup would be on a jazz bass, would it sound like a jazz bass? I'm also thinking that this would be more versatile than a J+MM pickup setup, being able to manipulate the sound more. What do you think?

  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I think the G&L L2000 is pretty close to that.
  3. DITTO! :)
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Check out the "White TV" here: Anybody read French?

    I don't think it has the switching options you want :(

    But that's what Warmoth and Stew-Mac are for :D

    BTW...What the he** is that on their home page :confused:

    A Resophonic Thunderbird with a Rickenbacker tailpiece? :eek:
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    There's a crazy looking, bright orange Salas 4-string on that has two Basslines MM pickups. I doubt it sounds like a J, and I doubt that it was intended to sound like one.

    If you decide to go with two MMs, you may be able to pull out a J tone if you install a single coil switch. However, the output of a standard MM is pretty hot; you may wind up with "modern J" rather than "vintage J".