Playing over jazz neck pickup , my sweet spot

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Clemouze, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Salut all

    Woooaaw I like it so much !
    When my fingers hit the pickup , allowing some snap on the strings !
    The perfect location to obtain the tone I like, allowing me to play pretty hard and have growl and bass and treble .

    First when I bought a jazz bass the guy from the shop ( which is fully dedicated to the bass ) told me " No, no you have to play over the bridge pickup like that "
    YEAH YEAH since I hate the Jaco Tone I guess it is the best way to play for me..
    NO WAY

    ( obviously I can play closer To neck or to bridge but over the neck pickup is really my sweet spot for MY tone and my best confort )

    I bought a Rick 4003 and I was.. well... in difficult
    So I crafted from a pickguard a ramp to mimic a jazz neck pickup ( approx because not the same scale but now I can play with the same feeling )

    Even if I like playing over the MM pickup of stingray or flea bass , I miss the snappy feeling and tone of that jazz neck sweet spot so I will also create a ramp for them.

    Who else does loooooooooove it ?

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  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Same here, but I do play a couple of songs over the bridge pickup to change the tone up a little bit.
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  3. There's not much point in owning a J if you don't explore and occasionally use the different tones it has.
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  4. Clemouze


    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    I can turn knobs

    Also I have explored, I tried several position, I can still play where I want for the tone needed, but I have found MY sweet spot for my main tone

    And no Jaco tone allowed in my home !!
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