I need someone to explain this to me.......

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by panic_striken, Nov 13, 2005.


  1. panic_striken

    panic_striken

    Oct 13, 2005
    This is the description for aero j-style pickups:

    Type 1, Std (Neck/Bridge) - Reviewed in the March 1999 edition of Bass Player Magazine, Aero's J Bass 4 String pickup won a "Top Tone" award. The complete comment, "Heavy lows, distinct upper mids, and round top that's cool for fingerstyle rock, blues, and country. (And '70s-style funk.) Broken-in vibe that's fun to play. On tape, pickups have big bottom for a J, although the tone can get a bit thick."

    Type 4A - Type 1 pickup with four 1/4"OD pole pieces. The pickup has a narrower field than the Type 4, but has exposed pole pieces.


    Ok, what does "narrower field" mean exactly???
     
  2. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    日本/Alyeska
    It refers to the range of the string that is actually "read" by the pickup.

    For example, a pickup that only read 1/4" of string length would be considered to have a far narrower field than one that picked up 3/4".

    Another way to easily visualize is that humbuckers have a much wider field than single coils; think MusicMan compared to a Jazz Bass.
     
  3. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    I'm guessing maybe you wanted more of a difference in tone interpretation than literal. DavidRavenMoon designs pups so if that was what you were asking, you might drop him a PM/email.