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how do you think this would sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 74rickbass, Feb 16, 2003.


  1. I had this idea for a while, but I know it would never happen.
    I know it looks ugly (see pic) but I think is would make a difference in sound. (tighter low b)

    (If your wondering how the neck pickup would be wired, it would be like a p-bass, split pickup.
     
  2. No thoughts?
     
  3. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    interesting idea. i would guess that the B string would have more of a low mid - midrange emphasis than low end compared to the other strings.


    what's your reason for thinking of something like this? tightening up the B string?
     
  4. I played 5 sting jazzes and I find when you put both pickups on full, the EADG sound nice fat and round with punch, like a jazz bass should, but the B sounds, blurry ans such. but when you back of then front pickup, the b tightens up a bit,more defined sounding, but then the D and G sound too thin. so this way you get the best of both worlds.
     
  5. Seems like Sadowsky is already doing something similar, if a little less extreme:

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    Mike
     
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I would think that the variation in tone between the B and the E might be too extreme. But maybe for you it would work.

    Bear in mind that if you're looking to achieve the humbucking effect of a P pickup, this is dependent on both coils having the same RF reception sensitivity. To do this, (number of turns of wire) × (enclosed area of coil) for the first coil must be equal to (number of turns of wire) × (enclosed area of coil) for the second coil.

    One less extreme version would be the reverse-P used by Sadowsky, mentioned above. Another would be a slanted jazz-type pickup — slanted oppositely from way it's most commonly done (e.g. Roscoe). Something like this, but more extremely slanted. More like one of these.