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pickup configuration ideas....experiment

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lerxst_2112, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. lerxst_2112


    Oct 23, 2004
    hi.. i have a yamaha attitude the cheaper one, i put on it a dimarzio billy sheehan will power pickup and i plan to add another pickup, im thinking in a rickenbacker in the neck with separate ouput and maybe a mm or a p-bass but in opposite position in bridge, the same output of the will power. what do dou think about that?,

    if you have another pickup combo-configuration idea please let me know
  2. jufros


    Nov 24, 2008
    P in the bridge is awesome. If you love precision tone and punch but wish that you could dial in some more attack and bite, do this. I have a P/J, J/J, and P/P. The P/J is very versatile. The J/J does the growly pissed off J bass thing and the smooth treble roll off J bass thing. The P/P is by far the most powerful, has the most punch, and sits in a rock mix like no other. With my setup, its just as versatile as the Jazz but doesn't sound anything like it.

    The P/P is passive and has volume, volume, master tone, varitone, and varitone blend. I highly recommend doing this as you can instantly get a smoother vintage tone or an aggressive sound. I strung it with chrome flats and am wondering what on earth I was thinking before. I dial the neck full on for normal p tone, and then dial the bridge in about 75-80% and have the most unbelievably powerful sound right now. If I favor the bridge I can get a completely unique woody sound.

    My band plays with a truly excellent group about twice a month. Their bassist is extremely proficient and plays an American Deluxe Jazz, also strung with chromes. He tried my P/P through his rig last week and was blown away enough to go out and buy out a P to do the same mod to this weekend.

    I couldn't be happier with this bass.

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