Jazz bass bridge pickup placement... 60s or 70s??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by soaf, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. soaf


    Jul 27, 2013
    I will be doing a custom jazz bass build. I tend to run the volume of my bridge pickup wide open and not my neck pickup. Should I be attracted to a 70s body where the bridge pickup is closer to the bridge? Which do you prefer, and why?
  2. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I prefer the 60s. I like the tone of where the pickup is on those.
  3. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Blue Jays! Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Depends on what you want. I have and use both, 70s spacing is a little more aggressive with more bite and the 60s placement is still snarly, but a bit warmer.