Pickups with the most bass sound

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by zie, Apr 29, 2020.


  1. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I have a fender precision and a jazz bass; both are passive. I have started looking around for pickups and I was wondering if you guys know which pickup, out there, has the most bass sound to it. I know about the pure vintage 63 precision pickup from fender that has a Bass output rating of 7/10. I don't like treble:D:D
    Thank your responses in advance.
     
  2. cataract

    cataract Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Columbia SC
    Shouldn’t have any problem reverse diming your tone knob & getting a nice thump with even the pickups you have now!
     
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  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Maybe a Dimarzio Will Power DP146?…
     
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  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Your not going to find too many “intentionally muddy” Precision or jazz pickups. Like @cataract said, use you tone knob and/or the eq knobs on your amp.
     
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  5. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I'll look into that. Thank you very much for the suggestion.
     
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  6. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Oh ok
     
  7. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    I use the tone knob on my amp. Bass boosted all the way up and treble and mid cut.
     
  8. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    what kind of amp are you using?
     
  9. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Well, right now I'm using my fender rumble 15 amp. Its 15 Watts total :D:D
     
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    U
    Uh, no. The DP146 is the full-range pickup that is used with the neck pickup in a bi-amp situation. The DP146 is a hotrodded version of the Model-P, and has more grind.

    The Fender Vintera pickup has a really smooth characteristic with a lot of low end.
    The Bartolini original series P-pickup was designed for what the OP describes.

    And as is traditional, use a .047 capacitor in the tone circuit and roll it off a couple of numbers.
     
  11. jthisdell

    jthisdell

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Put your money into a new amp, more watts equals more bass
     
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  12. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Cant you just turn up the bass knob? I mean, you are playing a bass. Bass is what's there no matter what cheapo pickups are shoved in anything. Its everything else that good pickups will add to the pallet.
     
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  13. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Oh ok, I think the potentiometer I bought is coming with that. I'll make sure its 0.47 capacitor
     
  14. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Now, with either the Fender '63 pickup, the Vintera pickup, or the Bartolini Original pickup, and the 250 kohm audio taper pots, both volume and tone, with the .047 tone capacitor, the final item for the bass is GHS Precision flatwound strings: woody, organic, deep, or as described on the GHS videos: the "chocolate syrup of bass strings." Foam under the strings at the bridge is optional. Run that into a head with a lot of watts to drive the fundamentals, into cabinets with 15-inch drivers to further truncate the top end, and loud enough it will be mistaken for a seismic episode.
     
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  15. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    You’d be surprised how much more clarity you can get with a more flat eq and just rolling the tone knob off on the bass until it’s not “bright” anymore. You’re missing out on a lot of intelligible notes by taking all the Mids out. But too each his own I guess.
     
  16. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Yep, that should definitely obliterate all treble, and a lot of the mids, from your tone.
     
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  17. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Thank you very much for the recommendation. I ordered the '63 pickups and the GHS precision flatwounds stings (I got the 45-105). I also ordered a bridge cover:D. I'll be getting a foam and glueing it into the inside of the bridge cover. For the capacitor, do you recommend the 0.47uf or the 0.1uf. Which do you think will produce the deep bass sound? Thank you.
     
  18. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    (Hint: the position of the decimal place matters. A lot.)
     
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  19. zie

    zie Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Yes, I think the 47nf is 0.047uf and the 100nf is 0.1uf
     
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  20. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    The larger the capacitor, the lower the frequency for the bass rolloff. Yes, some dub players do change out the .047 for either a .068 or a .1. With the .1, rolling off gets you nearly to fundamental, which may or may not blend without overtones with anyone else in the band.
     
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