is creamy(tone) reserved for humbuckers?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by draginon, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. draginon


    Oct 4, 2004
    Or does anyone know of any smooth and creamy sounding P or J pickups?

    It would be cool if these pickups retained some " boom" in their tone.
  2. that "creamy" sound you are talking about is generally reserved for the 'buckers.

    the defined "bell like" chime is generally reserved for the 'singles.

    you CAN get humbucking J and P pups, that sound more "creamy". and the trade off, of course, is a reduction in clarity.

    with that said, you can also achieve a similar "creamier" effect by placing your single J's in series with each other (making it a big series-wound humbucker).

    If you want ALL the sounds on the same bass...
    G&L L2000 (4 string), L2500 (5 string), EB Bongo, EB HH 'ray, Fender Roscoe Beck, EB name a few.

    Personally, I don't own any of these, but out of my basses, I get most tonal variation from a P/J that I have modded with a series mod.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Bart P/J pickups have a more muted high end, if that's what you're looking for