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P-J bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Justin2552, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Justin2552


    Jan 20, 2013
    I have a Mexican made standard P-bass, I like the feel but not the sound. What I'm looking for a a slit p bass pick up and set of pots that will give me more of a jazz bass sound. Any ideas?
  2. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    I added a SD Stacked humbucker Jazz pick up to mine and it does what you ask. I wired is with separate volume/tone stacked pots so it retains the same 2 pots holing pickguard.
  3. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    Depending on how much you feel a need to keep it "stock"...

    Take a router to it and add a Jazz bridge pickup (or have someone better with a router than you do that if you are not so good with a router.) Same feel, new sound options.

    Buy a body that's already set up that way.

    Buy a bass that's already set up that way.
  4. Justin2552


    Jan 20, 2013
    I really don't want to cut it out, I'm more so just looking for suggestions on a nice poppy pick up.
  5. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    wire the P pickup in parallel, instead of series, and you'll get closer to J tone.
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    eh, not really. you'll just get a thinner, weaker P tone.

    if you don't want to cut into it, then the only option is to sell it and get a jazz.
  7. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I would rather take a Jazz and swap the neck pickup out for a P pickup.
    I think PJs sound cooool.