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how does a single coil p bass sit in the mix

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mattrill, Apr 8, 2015.


  1. Mattrill

    Mattrill facebook.com/dayshazy

    Feb 20, 2015
    London
    Yo guys,

    love the 50's single coil p bass and just wondering how they sit in the mix?

    cheers
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Pretty good.
     
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  3. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Versus split coil pickup, I do notice it doesn't bring the same authority in upper registers. EQ fiddling, which I don't like to do a lot, could be the charm. Thoughts?
     
  4. Mattrill

    Mattrill facebook.com/dayshazy

    Feb 20, 2015
    London
    I've only ever played jazz basses and when i see stings beaten up single coil p, i have to have one!!
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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  6. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    In the mid-late 70's I played a 64 P with Rotosounds into an SVT. When I needed to refret it, I found a 68 Tele bass. I strung it with Rotosounds.

    My hard rock band was loud and my P bass cut through nicely. My Jazz bass cut through. My Ripper didn't...it just got lost.

    The Tele bass punched as well as my P. The placement of the pickup made up for the low end punch that might have been missing if it were closer to the bridge.

    It sat well in the mix. It actually was very close to the P.
     
  7. Dusty Hill seems to be doing OK with his.
     
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