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MM pickup replacing a P-pickup?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by *Munkeh*, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. *Munkeh*


    Apr 16, 2005
    London, UK
    Hi all,

    Thinking of getting a custom bass

    - 4 string
    - Alder body
    - Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
    - Jazz style body
    - One SD Bassline MM pickup in place where a Precision pickup would be
    - Active controls (2-band or 3-band control, haven't decided which one)

    Does anyone know what tone/sound you would get if you replaced a P-bass pickup with a MM pickup?

    I've searched the forum and i came up with these conclusions:

    - No one knows exactly what tone you'd get

    - Someone said a possible musicman similar tone BUT with more lows because the MM pickup is more towards the neck instead in it's MM sweetspot place

    So... discuss everyone :D

  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm guessing it would be close to the early 80's G&L L1000, which I like lots.
  3. *Munkeh*


    Apr 16, 2005
    London, UK
    Are there any sound clips of this bass or any bass that is similar?

  4. If you can get your hands on one of the new HH Musicmans, and solo the neck pup, you might get a pretty good idea.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Close, except it would have a little more defintion due to placement.
  6. *Munkeh*


    Apr 16, 2005
    London, UK
    What do you mean by more definition?


    Not sure if i've seen any musicstore in UK with the new HH stingray but i'll keep an eye out, cheers!

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