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Pre-'Bucker???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deathbloomslife, Jun 29, 2005.


  1. Has anyone here ever heard of a precision pickups coupled with a humbucker?? I know that their are J/H combos, but I'm talking about P/H combo. I figured that the low end precision pickup coupled with a big bad 'bucker would give off an evil tone.

    Plus, the humbucker would be tapable (S/P/S) so I could get a P/J sound out of it as well.

    Anyone ever heard or thought of this?? Do any builders utilize this configuration?!

    Discovery to the Darkside?
    ~Ryan
     
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Sounds like the Fender Precision Deluxe...

    Mike
     
  3. I'm not a Fender man by any means... but I looked into it, and yes I guess it's the same idea... But that bass would cost me over a grand to buy, and I don't think I am willing to spend that much on it. The American Fenders are just too overpriced for me, I think they deserve maybe a 700-800 price tag, but seriously, 1200?? Whatever.

    ~Ryan

    PS, Can anyone comment on the tone of this bass???
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Worth $1200, actually.
     
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    You just asked if anyone had ever heard of or thought of it, and I was merely pointing out the most obvious example.
     
  6. I hope noone took what I said as a hostile comment, I meant it like that in no way whatsoever.

    I am glad that you pointed it out to me, it gave me a direction to go in when asking about the tone of the pickup combo, and for that, I thank you.

    I'm planning on building a bass, and am just wandering if this would sound decent or not.

    Again, I'm no Fender guy, but the more I look at that American Deluxe, the more I get cotton mouth! (*drool*)

    ~Ryan
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The american deluxes are worth the money. You COULD find one used. I love my american deluxe jazz.