P basses with reversed pups?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ElBajista, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    I have a quick question.....

    Is there any mass-manufactured (read: cheap) P bass with "reverse" pickups? Meaning that the pickup half for the D and G strings is closer to the neck, rather than closer to the bridge.

    I plan to route and build my own P/MM bass sometime in the near future, and I was originally planning on using an SX or other cheap knockoff. IIRC, the problem I'll have is that if I use a P bass with the standard pickup locations the MM pup won't be in its "sweetspot."

    Any input?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Spectors P/j basses have reverse P pickups, maybe use one and route the Jazz route to fit a MM?
  3. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Thanks! I'll have to think about that.