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P sound bytes...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by WayneS, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007
    Does anybody have any recording of a P bass with the pups in series, and one with the pups in parallel?

    I've been thinking of adding a switch to switch between the two but I'd like to hear something before I go through the trouble.
  2. I have an American Series P Bass with the S1 switch. It switches
    between series (up) and parallel (down). The only time I play it in the
    parallel position is to remind myself that I like the series position much
    better. The series connection sounds louder and mellower to me.

    Save yourself the time, hassle and cost. Don't bother adding the switch.
  3. That seems to be the general consensus on the matter.
    Most people find the parallel setting useless.

    Remember, P bass coils are essentially half pickups.
    In series, they "add up" to a full pickup, but in parallel, you get a weak output.

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