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Getting an "out of phase" sound from a single pickup bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PricewithSalsa, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. PricewithSalsa


    Dec 25, 2016
    I say "out of phase" because what I'm talking about isn't really an out of phase sound. What I mean is the nasal/scooped/quack sound you get from having two pickups selected. I really like playing P basses, but sometimes I miss that sound. Other than a PJ configuration, is there a way to approximate this sound on a P bass? I'm thinking something like a tonestyler pot could get in the ballpark.
  2. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Get the Bill Lawrence Q-Filter. You can scoop on the fly.
    ctmullins likes this.
  3. Series/Parallel switch
    Normally folks don't run P pickups in parallel, because they sound wimpy,
    but if that's what you want...

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