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Jazz pickup and a precision pickup

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chetbassist, Dec 25, 2013.


  1. Chetbassist

    Chetbassist

    Dec 25, 2013
    St.Ansgar, IA
    I am a newbie, so this is probably a newbie question. I have a Cort Action, and it has two pickups, a jazz bridge pickup and a precision neck pickup. So does that make it some strange hybrid bass, or is it still a p-bass?
     
  2. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

    Jun 9, 2013
    A combination of the P pickup and the J pickup is usually called a P/J Configuration. They're quite popular, especially in cheaper basses. So yes, in a way, it is a hybrid bass :D
     
  3. Chetbassist

    Chetbassist

    Dec 25, 2013
    St.Ansgar, IA
    Ok thanks I learned about p-basses and j-basses a couple of weeks ago and i saw my bass had both so I was confused
     
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Yep, what Dbt said. However…

    I don't know if I'm in the majority or the minority, but I feel that if it's a Precision-style body, it's a Precision, regardless of the electronics or neck profile. I feel the same for Jazz-bodied basses. To put it another way, I'd call a Volkswagen a "Volkswagen", even if the engine and wheels have been changed or upgraded.
     
  5. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    But Leo added frets to make a 'Precision', so it could be intonated "with precision"-
    didn't say anything about pickups or shape...
     
  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Reno/Tahoe
    I own a Mexican made Precision Bass Special. Simply a P-bass with a Jazz pickup in the bridge position. Oh.. It does have a Jazz neck too.