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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by luknfur, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004
    For those of you who have a series/parallel switch on your bass, I'd like to hear your description of the difference you hear in the resulting sound that occurs from the switching.

    Accompanied/unaccompanied, active/passive, eq'd/not, fretted/fretless, other variables - doesn't really matter at this point. But if you want to add details fine.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    From my experience, thicker sound with series engaged. Fairly similar to the usual difference between series/parallel on an individual pickup, with a bit more boom.

    I generally prefer to use a pick with master series/parallel, the finger sound can be a bit boomy otherwise IME.
  3. I have my MIM-P set for series/parallel switching on the DP146 pickup.

    The parallel mode is noticeably different. The tone is more clear and bell-like, with a reduced loudness. It is not unusable at all, just different.