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Precision Bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stonewall, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    Has anyone ever seen a Precision either customized or some old model with a second precision split coil pickup.So bassically the same set up as say a Stingray HH only with 2 split coils.Im thinking about finding a beater precision and trying this... PP not PJ
  2. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
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  4. It's not an uncommon mod, and some players absolutely love it. Several TB'ers should be demonstrating that from first-hand experience very soon.

    I'm still waiting for an opportunity to try one, but I can definitely envision the sonic possibilities.
  5. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks im hoping someone has audio i bet it sounds Sweet.
  6. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I think some of the precision elites from the 80s were double Ps
  7. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
    They were!! In fact there have been a couple for sale recently in the TB classifieds!!
  8. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival did it back in the days.
    Plus a Rickenbacker pickup by the neck
  9. til mannix

    til mannix

    Mar 5, 2013
    I did that to my P bass when I was on the road in the early 70's. In those days only the voices went through the modest PA. What spurred the mod was that in several auditoriums my P bass was just too boomy so I sought the solution. First another P pup in the bridge position didn't fix much and I didn't like the sound. Next I really liked the sound of McCartney's Rickenbacker so I decided to try a Rickenbacker pup in the bridge position. This left a rather ugly wound so I made a "dutchman" to cover the offending gape. Unfortunately the pole spacing on the Rickenbacker was too narrow for my P's string spacing leaving the E string sounding a bit anemic. Finally I ordered a Seymour Duncan MM alnico pup replacement, reshaped the bridge route and I've never looked back. It's a great combo.
  10. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    You mean like this?


    Valley Arts made a Lee Sklar model, and this one turned up in the classifieds earlier this year. You'll notice that the pickups are reversed from the standard P-Bass configuration, with the polepieces for the E and A strings being closer to the bridge relative to those for the D and G strings.
  11. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    I have a BC Rich Eagle from the mid 80's with 2 P-bass pups. Great sound.
  12. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Mad Love for the Blacktop Jazz! :bassist:

    I don't know what it is, what with electronics so-not being my forté, but the double split-coils creates a downright ferocious set of tones. Or, if you want something a little more mellow, just dial back the bridge pickup to get closer to, if not exactly like, a classic Precision tone.

    Good luck with your project!
  13. Check out the Fender Precision Elite. It's exactly what you're referring to.


    Ahhh, I see pickebass beat me to the punch... anyhow check out the link. There are some great pics.