pickups to pair with the spb3 on the bridge too increase mids?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bl00dshot, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Bl00dshot


    Apr 2, 2019
    I've been looking into the hot jazz bass pickups. would that work well with my spb3 and if not any suggestions on something that will?
  2. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Inland Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Is it a PJ bass? Or are you making a new bass (or having one made)?
  3. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    I'd look at either STK-J2b, or the SJB-2b. The SJB is a single coil, the STK is hum-cancelling.
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  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    One way to increase mids (and output) is to wire the two pickups in series.
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  5. Bl00dshot


    Apr 2, 2019
    its a p bass im looking to convert it into a pj
  6. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Inland Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Ah, in that case, since you have to route a new pickup hole anyway, I'd be tempted to get a set of SJB-3 quarter pound J pickups, route the holes for them about an inch apart, and use them as a humbucker in the bridge position. That's something I would do.

    Admittedly, I'm an odd bird. But bass players seem to exist in two broad categories -- traditionalists and boundary-pushers. A traditionalist would probably keep the P bass as a P bass and put a pickup in it that gets a vintage sound. You're converting a P to a PJ and you're using a P pickup most traditionalists don't like, so maybe you're up for something way outside the box.

    I really like unique basses. Doing that would give you a bridge pickup that could definitely keep up with a P pickup that most pickups would struggle to keep up with. It would allow a flexible single-coil tone in those situations where noise isn't an issue depending on which pickup you want to use, and in those situations where noise is a problem, you'd still have a usable bridge pickup. Plus it would look cool.
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