Help! What is my bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Petegrinder, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Petegrinder


    Sep 22, 2010
    Hi all,

    Got a bit of a dilemma. My band are now getting to the "touring round the country" point and I desperately need a backup for my bass.

    The only problem? I don't know what it is and so can't either find a replacement or one that is even anywhere near like it.

    It's an Encore (no big budget here, folks) and it LOOKS like a standard Precision copy, but there's no scratch-plate and in addition to the standard "Precision pickup" (the one that looks like a Tetris block), there's another single-coil pickup approx 3cm away from the bridge. I use this pickup exclusively to get a really nice, sharp, treble-y sound.

    All Precision-style basses I've found do not have this secondary pickup. In fact no Bass I've found at all has a single-coil pickup this close to the bridge. Can anyone tell me what model of Encore bass I have, or have any suggestions for a good back-up bass I can look into?



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  2. Kromwarp


    Sep 16, 2008
    Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Master Luthier: Ironclad Bass Guitars
  3. Petegrinder


    Sep 22, 2010
    Thanks! They look just the ticket.
  4. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    sigged! :D
  5. ghostjs


    Aug 14, 2008
    Unofficially Endorsing: D'Addario, Lakland
    theres a million basses just like that... that configurayion is called P/J.
  6. my useless post

    i second that, P & J pickups...precision body, jazzy neck.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That's called a P/J configuration.
  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

    Possibly any Jazz style bass will get the tone you want since you use the bridge pickup. I'd try out at least one standard Jazz Bass. Noiseless pickups might help.

    Good luck on the tour.