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Let's See some Double P Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Resonance129, Feb 15, 2018.


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  1. melloncollie

    melloncollie Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    I’d do a reverse for the bridge pickup. Otherwise the d and g strings get too thin for me.
     
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  2. rubberweed

    rubberweed

    Jun 7, 2014
    London, UK
    As the D and G strings are very robust sounding on the 'main' neck pickup, I was contemplating whether it would be nice to add some sizzle to the high end by rolling in a bit of the (potential) bridge pickup.

    I really appreciate all of your suggestions. I am contemplating all the options. Perhaps TOO obsessively.
     
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  3. IMG_20180707_103445.jpg wow... such darkness... can't really see her, so here's another pic... download.jpeg she's enormous in every way... Active preamp, likely outweighs most Peavey T-40's, has a thick p-bass neck profile... but man oh man the tone... I keep going back for more. Growl for days, thick and meaty bass, mids are right, highs are sweet... dual P is definitely my favorite config.
     
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  4. DangYankee

    DangYankee

    Jul 11, 2017
    East Texas
    Just finished this guy up yesterday! Sounds Amazing!
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  5. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Nice! I like the Reddy Kilowatt and are those G&L MFD pups?
     
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  6. DangYankee

    DangYankee

    Jul 11, 2017
    East Texas
    Thanks Man!
    Yeah, they are G&L MFD's... The thing has some serious growl.
     
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  7. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    Nice work!
     
  8. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Saw a player last night at a show who had this cool late 70's-early 80's bass - a Renaissance

    1981-renaissance-bass-featured.jpg vakly5zaz6tpxyfevxoq.jpg
     
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  9. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    I'll have an Alien Audio double P short scale to add in a bit. Have an order in for a new bass.
     
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  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I have a Reddy Killowatt lapel pin (same as your tie clasp) - can't locate it at the moment but it's somewhere. A friend found a full card of them in an antique shop years ago - probably promotional material for General Electric employees.
     
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  11. Malak the Mad

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

    Can you draw a comparison between it and Duncan Quarter Pounders? I have an MFD-P pickup I’m thinking of installing into a P/J. The QP’s were too overpowered and effectively blotted out the Fender Super 55 bridge pickup, which is no easy feat given how beefy those Jazz pups are.
     
  12. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I have a double G&L MFD'ed BC Rico Eagle... loudest bass I have ever owned!
     
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  13. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
    Fender Elite II, and yes they are recessed.
     
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  14. bench

    bench

    Dec 28, 2007
    Germany
    the mfd's would do to the qp what the qp does to the super 55...
     
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  15. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Gratuitous pic of my (medium-scale) double-reverse-P...
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    (yes, hard to see but that's blue sparkle-flake lacquer...) :)
    _Famous-P (9).jpg
     
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  16. Malak the Mad

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

    Eeek! :nailbiting: I'll still give them a try, but if you're correct I'll probably have to switch back to an older P-pup.

    Thanks for the input! :thumbsup:
     
  17. bench

    bench

    Dec 28, 2007
    Germany
    you could the other way and put an mfd single coil in bridge position. than you can put whatever p pickup you like into the bass and it won't overpower anything ;)
     
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  18. DangYankee

    DangYankee

    Jul 11, 2017
    East Texas
    Ive only briefly heard the QP's. From what I can remember, they both have pretty high output with the G&L possibly being hotter. My G&L's are as loud as my active EMG's and actually require me to pad my amp input to keep from clipping.

    Sound wise, the G&L's win hands down. They retain much more clarity and bite compared to the QP's which almost sounded muffled or muddy. The G&L's can be very piano like in their tone depending on the strings and offer more growl with less mud if that makes sense.
     
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  19. DangYankee

    DangYankee

    Jul 11, 2017
    East Texas
    Nice! My grandpa was an electrician and I somehow ended up with it... Really dont know the story behind it.
     
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  20. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Banned Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    This is my personal bass...
    MCG Rick Bass 1.jpg
    Double P's are one of my favorite set ups.


    Moonshine :bassist:
     

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