J style bodied bass with MM HH style pups?

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  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Hmmmm....I don't know.....looking at it and someone playing it and hearing it are two different things. Since they sold out, as shown in the link, I was hoping someone here at TB actually has one to comment on rather than a best guess, although, admittedly, I hugely respect your Opinion @Dr. Cheese :thumbsup:
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  4. doran.dragic


    Jul 2, 2014
    I haven't played the bass in the picture but I own a bass with a MM pickup located in the same position. It doesn't really nail the MM sound in my opinion but I like it anyway. I can split the coils and I'm mostly using the one closer to the neck in single coil mode.
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  5. Git


    Apr 27, 2020
    North London
    I bought one yesterday. Not owning a Stingray I couldn't say how close it gets to a Ray's tone, but it sounds great. With the volume pots pulled out, both pups can be turned into single coils, so you can get a jazz bass out of this plus also having the H tone from either pup. Very versatile.

    And the fretboard is gorgeous

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  6. I made my own…



    the bridge pickup in mine is in the same location as in the Goliath bass above. It is exactly 1” closer to the bridge than a Stingray, and exactly the same position as in a G&L L2000/2500
    A 60’s Jazz pickup would be positioned in between the two coils.
    The bridge pickup in Parallel has a slightly more nasal tone and less high mids than a Stingray. But it still sounds good.
    In single coil mode, the bridge coil is in the 70’s position, and it rips!
    The neck coil of the bridge pickup is where the bridge coil of a Stingray positioned pickup would be.

    I placed the neck pickup to have the neck-side coil exactly where the standard Jazz coil would be, and the bridge side coil of the neck pickup is sort of where a P-bass pickup would be, and it sounds awesome.
    The Goliath above looks to have the neck pickup placed in the same fashion as the bridge pickup, where the standard Jazz neck pickup would be positioned in between the coils. Mine is 1” closer to the bridge.
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  7. Just to sort of revive the discussion on the MM bridge pickup positioning, as @Dr. Cheese mentioned above. I found this excellent comparison between a Stingray Special and a Sandberg with Delano pickups. The Sandberg has the bridge pickup in the same location as the bass in the original post, as well as in my S[qu]andberg Frankenstein bass.

    There is a definite shift in Hi-Mid frequencies between the two, and a more nasal tone with the bridge pickup 1” closer to the bridge. Not a bad tone at all, but not exactly the Stingray tone.

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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The two sound similar very to my ears, at least they seem close on my iPhone speakers. I would be happy with either one.
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