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Pickup help! i hate my Bartolini's!!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by phunku, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    hey guys, i have a lefty MIM Jazz bass, that i love, but i put some bartolini's in there, and i really cant stand the sound now.

    I am extremelly Tempted to rip out the neck pickup and put in a P Bass pickup. I love the sound of Dimarzio PUPs, as i have read about them. thinking bout either The model P or the Split P! I really want a deep, but growling tone, kinda like Timmy C on the chorus of im housin'! with nuff low mids. and feel the barts dont cut it.

    If u guys could give me some advice that would be sweet As! this my First Post! woooo
    Smell :D
  2. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    try a sansamp for tone shaping.
  3. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
  4. robnatt


    Sep 14, 2005
    Tim plays a Jazz Bass in the video. If you want tone like him, I wouldn't switch to a P style pickup.

    What is the rest of your setup?
  5. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I love the SansAmp *but* if I don't like the sound of a bass straight into an amp with the EQ set flat then I know I need to change something until it's good. Tone shaping (for me) is for setting up expressions and moods, not to fix serious tonal deficiencies.
  6. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England

    but i lovve the p bass sound man! love it baby! love other peeple like georgee porter jr and the guy from the commodores!

    my setup is 12 inch mark bass combo, boss overdrive, and ernie ball, or rotosound nickel strings
  7. Rewire your pickups to be in series, then.
  8. easy easy easy, DiMarzio Model J :)
  9. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Why not pick up an SX P bass or something inexpensive like that? Then you'd have a P and a J, the best of both worlds!
  10. Koeda


    Aug 21, 2007
    Which Barts did you put in the J? I have some Classics in mine and just love them. btw - also changed the pots out to 500ks and it is sweet and silent!
  11. kyral210


    Sep 14, 2007
    The first step with good tone is your pickups. If your not happy with your basic tone, you wont be happy with your processed tone.

    Seymour Duncan 'Quarter Pounder' pickups are a very good choice for the neck pickup.
  12. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England

    Hmm i was thinking about them, but wot about the Ultra Jazz pickups on the Dimarzio website, u know if they any good?
  13. phunku


    Jan 9, 2008
    London, England
    hmm, i hanvt heard great tings bout quarter pounders! i researsh man! cheers
  14. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    lol...funny how everyone has different tastes and opinions. I just put bart single coils into my jazz and love them. replaced my old Quarter pounders (which I loved as well). Both pickups are great.

    best wishes on your tone search. if you're curious about how quarter pounders sit in a mix...www.myspace.com/cloudchase and listen to "HERE" ...tracked it with my jazz bass loaded with QPs.

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