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p/j setup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lefty, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. lefty


    Sep 25, 2004
    i`m building another bass and want to use passives. it`ll be a koa p- body rosewood fretboard with a p/j setup want to stick with a vintage tone. any suggestions? i checked the search allready and it was no help, thanx.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    you don't have your profile filled out, so I dont' know what country you're in and therefore what brands are available where you are.
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Aero Type 1's are very, very good. The Bill Lawrence P46/J45 setup is not exactly vintage but they are bar none the best balanced PJ set that I've found. Also the quietest passive pickups I've found. Very clear almost transparent, punchy. I suspect that with the approproiiate cap and pot values they would do vintage well, but with real advantages.

    I yanked my set in favor of the Aero's though. I have them in a Reverend Rumblefish and they just do it for me.
  4. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Nordstrands are great for vintage tone if you can get them.
  5. lefty


    Sep 25, 2004
    it used to be filled out. what happened?