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P/J set up

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Yvon, Feb 3, 2003.


  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I have a '57 reissue P bass with a P pick up (of course)

    I would like to add a birdge pick up, i have a bassline passive bridge J pick up here doing nothing.

    Will i have any problem with these pick ups together? Will it work fine? Will i have the same sound as i have right now when only the P pick up is on?
     
  2. "Will i have any problem with these pick ups together?" No, this is a very common combination.
    "Will it work fine?" It should, if you don't know what your doing you should have it done professionally.
    "Will i have the same sound as i have right now when only the P pick up is on?" Hard to say, it should be close, but any changes to the wiring/pup config will have at least a nominal change in sound.
     
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Thank you

    I am working on a new bass project.
    I will post pictures when i am done, it should look and hopefuly sound great
     
  4. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I think they should work fine together. I added a Jazz pickup to a fretless P, and it sounded like buttah. This may sound trivial, but I think they are a pleasing visual combination, too.
     
  5. 1964

    1964

    Mar 26, 2002
    Too Close To Hell
    Unless you order a balanced PJ pair, balance problems are common.
     
  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I plan to do that in a near futur,
    But right now, it's just some parts that i have here doing nothing

    Thank you
     
  7. the basslines pickup is probably a direct replacement for fender
    so the match should be similar to hot rodding
    i have a fender P/J set up as well
    both together is fine..more focus
    and a bit of drop in vol which is usual for the combined resistance effect.
    similar i think to a jazz drop in vol.
    just wire the pots with hot to pin 2 and not pin 1 as is with a P only set up
    and your tone will lower volume if the main volumes are set below full
    this is also a jazz bass idiosyncracy where there are no stacked knobs
    good luck
    i have done this as well
    :)