Passive basses with both P and musicman style pickups?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DuluthDank, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. I've been interested in this combo, but only know of a couple models. Any suggestions? Also, any opinions on how these pickup types play together? I know the TB world is highly divided on the PJ pickup combo. I'm wondering about this as a PJ alternative.
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  2. mbell75


    May 23, 2016
    There was just a thread about this two days ago. It’s around here somewhere
  3. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Reverend Mercalli
  4. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I've seen a few like that at the Marco Bass Guitars shop, including a pretty cool looking split dual jazz pickup prototype. Since he winds his own pickups he can usually make unusual combinations play nice with each other fairly well.

    Disclosure: I have designed and built prototype preamps for Marco, but I have no financial interest beyond that. Especially since you're interested in a passive bass. [​IMG]
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  5. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
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  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You won't find another one quite like this.
    Reverend Thundergun.
    Passive, pure and potent.
    One of the biggest bass surprises I've come across.
    And the fretboard?
    Blackwood Tek...another nice surprise.
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  7. My Retrovibe Super-P was P/MM. Think only around 5 were built in white,another 5 were SB.

    Miniswitch changed the MM from series > parallel > single coil.

    Super P (1).jpg Super P (3).jpg
  8. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
  9. TrustRod

    TrustRod Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2016
    Northern California
    I have a bass with an MM in the normal position with a P right up next to it making it only slightly closer to the neck than a standard P. Absolutely love it.

    Some MM/Ps I've played have the MM moved towards the bridge which makes the MM a bit bright for me.
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  10. Mastodon2


    Feb 27, 2008
    Sandberg do some models with this combo.

    I have a custom 6 string with switches for activating and deactivating pickups in various combinations. The PMM setting is one of my favourites. Plenty of grunt and power, that's for sure.
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  11. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Maruszczyk Jake. Or, more affordable, Schecter Diamond P.
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  12. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I don't think p-type and humbucker will sound good together.
  13. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    i added a MM pup to this bass ... sounded cool ... but sold it ... was a parts build ...

    did a hack job on hole for MM pup ... but there are pickup rings available ..!! 20190324_160236.jpg
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  14. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO

    Whats the neck like on these?
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Someone has to say this sooner or later, so I might as well do it: If you want a P, get a P. If you want a Stingray, get a Stingray.

    Now get off my lawn.
  16. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State

    Medium Oval
    Blackwood Tek - 12" Radius

    Flat radius.
    I rolled the fretboard edges on mine.
  17. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I don't think the p-type and humbucker would be a good sounding bass.
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  18. This one disagrees... like... a LOT ;)


    And this one too:

  19. There's and echo in here...
  20. Gordo350


    Sep 20, 2018
    Cort do one

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