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I need a "bass sound" for my Jazzbass : which P.U. ??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by yakbass, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    I have a "Jazz Bass copy"
    I 'm looking for a Pickup (Neck position)
    to get a "fat" "warm" and Bass Sound
    to play Jazz (acoustic)

    which Pups ?
    I tryed now a Seymour Duncan Quartep Pound
    but (for this body) is poor of bass..
    thank you for reply

  2. If your playing accoustic does it matter about pups :eyebrow:

    :smug: , maybe your looking for too much from pickups, the body and neck are also responsbible for the sound, possibly moreso than the pickups
  3. Zebra


    Jun 26, 2005
    I think you may have some issue there other than the pickup. Perhaps try replacing the bridge with something better, that should make it resonate more.
    Also, what exactly do you define as "bass" sound? Are you talking about an upright bass sound?
  4. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    Thanks for Reply ..
    i'm trying to get more "Low' frequency possible
    with "this" bass
    (is true this body has not lows!!)

    Are you talking about an upright bass sound?
    Yes I am !!!! :)

    The Bridge neck is very good for "Jaco" sound
    but I need a upright bass sound with Low frequency TOO
    (with the "neck position" P.u.

    is possible ?? :confused:

  5. EricTheEZ1


    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    What kind of bass do you have? I've never seen any jazz bass copy that doesn't have "bass" coming from the neck position.

    Try EQing it. The Boss GEB-7 is a 7-band EQ. It'll do wonders to shape and sculpt your tone. Try Graphic EQs before switching pickups.

  6. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    ok for eq ..
    I prefer the Arion eq (meq-3) better than Boss
    (for frequency choose)

    the Body of this "assembled" is a Fernandes

    may I have together an "Active" on Neck
    and an "Passive" on Bridge position ?
  7. Zebra


    Jun 26, 2005
    If you want your bass to sound like an upright with lots of lows, then the closest thing you can get to an acoustic tone with an electric bass is with a piezo pickup. Then I'd suggest just putting on lots of lows in the EQ.
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I find that my MIM jazz has a very good upright bass sound with the stock pups, (using the neck one). But I do have frets on my bass, which is what takes away that URB sound the most from my jazz. Which is why I'm GASing a fretless jazz!!! And a real URB.
  9. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    Jazz sound. Turn bridge off. Turn neck full up. Roll tone knob all the way back. Pluck or thumb the string anywhere behind the 12th fret all the way to end of the neck. Palm or finger mute where necessary. Make final adjustments at the amp, and if necessary, put foam under the bridge. Flatwound strings help also. Plenty of opinion on those around here. I like Fenders fattest set. :bassist:
  10. yakbass


    Jul 24, 2005
    Italy !!
    rumblethump ..
    I Confirm 100% your Tips
    to get an "acoustic upright sound"

    With "this" Fernandes I can Not have
    Low frequency ..