Jazz pickup that sounds like a P-bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jock, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Is there a pickup that would fit in a jazz bass (neck position) that would make it sound more like p-bass. I love the sound of the P but the neck is to wide and the jazz looks sweeter.
  2. If you put in a pair of Dimarzio DP123's, you can turn off the bridge pickup and get a pretty good P-sound. The Dimarzio's are split coil humbuckers, so it's like the 2 coils of a P pickup laid end-end in a straight line package. I love mine. I usually run with both pickups full-on, but when I want a completely different sound, I turn off the bridge pickup. It does it.

  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Generally, by using only the neck P/U on a jazz style configuration, the tone will sound very much like a P. A little too much for my tastes. Have you expiremented with that yet? Otherwise, if it's the P bass sound you want, you will most likely need a P P/U.