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MM-P-OLP

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BobXboB, Sep 20, 2008.


  1. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    This is the latest tweak to my severely messed with OLP. The P drops in about 3/16" closer to the neck than the standard position and sounds great, it's a $17 Wilkinson from eBay.

    It's wired with 2 volumes with a front mount jack and I'm going to parallel in a second jack in the old side hole so I'll have a backup jack. I wouldn't drill a hole for that but since it's there...
     

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  2. Malacypse

    Malacypse

    Nov 20, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    Any chance of getting some kind of wiring diagram of what you have there? I've got an OLP MM2 that I'm planning on modding, that looks really interesting.
     
  3. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    For wiring just use any Jazz bass diagram and leave out the tone control to match what I have. Or you could lay it out with a tone control, use the side jack hole and have a classic V V T setup.

    I'm very happy with the tone, it's a bit ugly though :)
     
  4. Ruined imo. MM/P would be a terrible setup and totally unorthodox. MM/MM and MM/J is good but MM/P? Cmon.
     
  5. qtowens

    qtowens

    May 30, 2008
    Ferndale, MI
    Ruined...? Perhaps "unique" would be more appropriate. Can't say that I've ever heard that combination (of pickups) before...
     
  6. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    Well we all can't live in fear, it's not for everyone ;)
     
  7. Herrlster

    Herrlster

    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I've never played/heard an MM pickup so I don't know how they sound but I'll take the people's word that it sounds awesome. I am a huge fan of P-pickups though so I think this mod is awesome. Some sound clips would be awesome.
     
  8. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    Fender made a 5 string with a P & a humbucker. They did cancel the model, probably got tired of ruining all those basses.
     
  9. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    It's not ruined, it's not unique, c'mon guys....................

    It's "Special".
     
  10. nickn

    nickn

    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Somebody forgot to take his happy pills this morning... :eyebrow:
     
  11. lol. Its just my opinion. And I strongly dislike P pickups.
     
  12. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    Excellent, I didn't want it to be another wannabee's Fender bass.

    I'm pretending to not get your dufus comment :)
     
  13. Geck

    Geck

    Apr 19, 2008
  14. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I would prefer a 3 way switch, master vol, and tone but I've thought about the same thing several times and someone else around here did the same thing with their Tony Levin model. The only thing is the odd look of the P right up against the MM.
     
  15. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    It could look nice with a couple of matching rectangular covers that hide the poles. But yeah, those pickups clash badly with each other.

    If I hid the P in a ramp that would probably please the fashionistas. :D
     
  16. Delano makes P-pickups with MM sized pole-pieces.

    I like what you've done, and I probably will add an NP4 to mine when I finish modding my OLP (replacing the stock pickup with a nordstrand MM4.2, getting a series/parallel push/pull volume and tone knob from butch @ bayou cables.)
     
  17. BobXboB

    BobXboB Banned

    Sep 25, 2007
    That does look better :)

    clover_apeiron5_vw01.
     
  18. broadblik

    broadblik

    Aug 10, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    Sandberg make P/MM's...

    Not my thing, but definitley not ruined.
     
  19. JacobE

    JacobE

    Jul 19, 2008
    thats kinda obvious with a name like jazzy james

    and there not fond of you either
     
  20. hey

    hey

    Jul 8, 2006
    Wisconsin

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