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Pbass and 5-string Jazz, or just a 5-string P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stflbn, Apr 22, 2009.


  1. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    I'm 'simplifying' by choice. I have a custom 5-string '51 TeleP bass being made by Rod at Regenerate Guitar Works. It will have a Nordy 51 SCPB pickup, and a Fat Stack in it and a Nordy 3-band Preamp.

    With the onset of that in a couple months I'm making room bass-wise, but also setting a goal to simplify a bit.

    So... Thoughts on this.

    Buy an SX P bass, AND an SX 5-string Jazz.
    or
    Buy just the SX 5-string Jazz and drop a 5-string P-bass pickup into it.


    Thoughts?

    I'm fine with the SX for my needs as these will be backups for specific purposes. The custom 51 TeleP will be my main bass.



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  2. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    I guess to present this question differently...

    Is there a terrific difference between the sound of a 5-string P-bass pickup and a 4-string P-bass pickup when playing on the EADG strings? I'd assume the general character remains the same.


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  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    I cant say from experience, but Im sure there is no difference tonally. IF there were, people would complain to the bass/pickup company.

    As I said, I dont think there would be a difference.

    I say you should get the 5 string, and add a p pickup. Then you would be different than everyone.
     
  4. No, I'd think not. But if you're up for it...get both SXs!
     
  5. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    I'm leaning that direction.

    Put something like the Delano PC5 HE 5-string P-bass pickup in it that's the same size as a normal P-bass pickup. That way a normal P/J Jazz pickguard would work on it with only adjustment for the neck pocket.
     

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