How do you use your 2-pickup bass? Getting the right tone to use in any particular situation can be a difficult task for anyone. It can be especially hard for a novice player, who both lacks experience, and may be stuggling at the same time just to play the notes as well as he might like to. A trip to any music store will reveal that the most common tool we use to fulfill the role of electric bass player is the two-pickup bass. And I think it would might be very interesting and useful to all of us, if we would share our experience and insights into that most basic of tone settings- which pickup(s) do you use, in what situations? I am thinking that we might generate some useful comments, such as , for example, "I generally use the neck pup when recording, but mix the two on stage," or, "I tend to use the neck for rock tunes and the bridge for jazz gigs." There is no doubt that single-pickup basses are great instruments also. But what I am looking for here is advice on using what I believe is the more common tool. So if you are a confirmed P or MM person, let's not try to sway the world to your opinion here- maybe a simple comment would be appropriate, such as, "This is a moot point for me since I only play a P," or even, "I mostly play a MM, but I find that I pluck towards the bridge on more sparse songs, and towards the neck when the band gets heavier." So it's time to share! Let's hear some wisdom, people!