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Neck Pu Location

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by lilvampboyx, Oct 6, 2005.


  1. lilvampboyx

    lilvampboyx

    Sep 1, 2005
    I just noticed my conrad jazz bass has its neck pickup almost right at the neck its about the exact location a neck pickup would be on a guitar..my question is is that bad? almost all of the basses ive seen and had had a neck pickup at the middle point and the bridge...could that be the reason why im getting a somewhat compressed sound and a very deep almost fretless sound?
     
  2. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Isn't this already IN the BG side of things, Ken? At the top it says

    Talkbass Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Ask A Pro! > Luthier's Corner > thread title...

    Maybe it's already been moved, and that's throwing me off...

    As per your question, yes, the pickup being right up near the neck WILL make it sound different. That's just how the bass is designed. It's not "wrong" or "bad," just different.
     
  3. lilvampboyx

    lilvampboyx

    Sep 1, 2005
  4. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Like I said, nothing "wrong" with it, it's just different.
     
  5. mahrous

    mahrous

    Aug 13, 2005
    Egypt
    many say that a pup should be at the harmonics fret.

    which is why neck pups on guitars are that close to the neck (24th fret - 2nd octave harmonic)