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Fretless with P/J P'ups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bassman_Spike, Aug 28, 2004.


  1. Hello All,

    I just defretted my old bass, it has p/j pickups.

    I was wondering if there are any mods you can do to P/J pickups to get more variety of sounds. Things like the series parralell mod on a J-bass.
    I dont want to change the pickups, this is my project bass i just want to muck around and try new things, and hopefully end up with a good bass.

    Thanls
     
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    You can do the parallel/series mod on a P/J too.
    An interesting mod that can be done on a fretless PJ : a setting with full J and only the E and A part of the P.
    This way you get some body from the lower strings and keep a thin mwah on upper strings.
     
  3. Hmm that sounds interesting...do you have any instructions or diagrams for any of those mods?
     
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    The parallel/series mod can be done just like on a jazz bass.
    For the other one, you can just add a simple switch or push pull the bypasses the D-G coil.
     
  5. Nice, thanks for that....any other suggestions?