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Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GeeBass, Jan 4, 2017.
Maybe they just switched it up at some point with little to no fanfare. I'm fairly certain the bridge pickup was in the 60's position when they first came out. I had a swamp ash Hot Rod P with a see through sunset orange finish w/bridge J pup in the 60's position and a maple/rosewood neck. I found it a bit strange that Fender saw fit to field them with a single coil J pup given all the great humbucking options that were/are available. I agree that the 70's position for the J pup is the superior location.
So the new hot rod are 60's p/j config...what p and j pups were used in the OO Model? ( 70's config)
Yes - 70's spacing on the J bridge pickup, which is the preferable location for the best fully blended P/J tone. This was already discussed further back in this thread.
it's most certainly a poly finish,
and fairly thick, too.
What pickups were used (ex 63 p bass/64j bass)...or the American standard ones at the time built
Below is copied from the Fender press release for this P model:
"Simply switch to the American Vintage split-coil pickup for the sound of a P-Bass, or the new Hot Vintage J-Bass pickup for the growling sound of a Jazz Bass, and there you have it: two distinctly different sounds from the same bass."