If you've ever wondered how a typical j -pickup will sound if it's placed in line with the strings (turned 90 degrees) ... well, I got bored while waiting for my new pickups to arrive and tried. The results were interesting, the magnetic pull is so strong that the high frequencies are dampened. Off course the magnetic field is also so wide that some of the frequencies cancel each other resulting in very boomy sound. Sorry for the poor quality of the soundclip, the electronics were all taken off the bass so the signal is very noisy (not to mention the behringer di box ). The soundclip consists of three samples of e string with the pickup in different places.