J/P/J Bass guitar

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TZero, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. TZero


    Oct 9, 2011
    Hey i was thinking about putting another Jazz bass pickup on my P/J jaguar bass.
    I was thinking putting it really close to the neck to get a really smooth bassy tone. This keep the P-bass pickup in place to retain the P-bass tone that we all love.
    So i was wondering does anybody know anything about this, any wiring ideas or basses that have this, or just any ideas or experiences?

  2. irock


    Mar 12, 2007
    Newmarket On Canada
    I have a 77 jazz that has this pickup configuration. I like it. I bought it that way
    Whats cool about mine that each pick up has its own on/off switch so theres lots of choices
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  3. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I've been planning one for a long time.

    Variant one is a switcher that selects JJ, PJ and JPJ. The pot values are off - I recommend at least 500K pots because of the bigger-than-usual number of pickups.

    Variant two is a passive variant of Stu Hamm's Fender Urge II bass.

    If you want to use the latter, please check it tomorrow, I need to redo a small detail on the wiring and won't get to it till evening here in the GMT+2 time zone.
    Edit: The Passive Urge II wiring has been fixed.
  4. TZero


    Oct 9, 2011
    That sounds awesome, probably what i will end up doing.
  5. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
  6. smallstoner


    Dec 14, 2012
    I've been thinking about this lately, too, on a P body with a J neck. Also considering 2 or 3 P-style pickups. No idea what they'd sound like at the bridge or closer to neck, but interested in finding out. I was thinking maybe just 3 volume knobs, but the switches is probably a better idea.
  7. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    Here is mine, the neck J PUP sounds huge, I use it 75+ percent of the time, use the P PUP for growl or a mid-rangey tone. I don't know how much closer I would go to the nut than mine which is 26" from the nut.

    Stealth, I still haven't incorporated your schematic, we've had our worst winter in 64 years here so I've just been staying home working on material for 4 sets in a new band (it didn't have the error you referenced above did it?.

    I need to find a good source for the parts, mine never responded to an email.

    Attached Files:

  8. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    The image above is the correct one, I replaced the faulty schematic with a good one.