Jazz PU's which sound like P PU's?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Superdave, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    What kind of pickups could I pickup for a Jazz bass that gives it the P bass sound? As close as I can get without actually routing for a P pickup. Any ideas?
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Adding a series/parallel switch will thicken the tone and give it P bass qualities.

    Cheaper than new pickups.
  3. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    The Aguilar DB924 is the outboard version of the Aguilar OBP-1, a two band boost only preamp. Great sound, and absolutely transparent when the EQ is flat. Go with the OBP-1 if you want something that goes in the bass and if you only need it FOR this bass, but if you've got multiple ones that could benefit from a little EQ'ing, go for the outboard Aguilar DB924. More info -- Aguilar OBP-1, Aguilar DB924.

    Cheapest way? Series/parallel switch. The preamp is a solution that can also be used at other points in your musical career and you might end up finding it an indispensable tool, but it's an expensive remedy for a cheap problem. Invest in a preamp if you think you can use it elsewhere as well, 'cause a series/parallel switch will almost certainly solve this problem.