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Roger Waters Duff Mckagan Jamerson

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jamersonburton, Oct 24, 2017.


  1. Seymour Duncan Spb-4/Stk-J2

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  2. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II/Stk-J2

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  3. Seymour Duncan Spb-3/Dimarzio Ultra Jazz

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  4. Seymour Duncan Spb-3/Dimarzio Model Jazz

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  5. Fender 62 P/Seymour Duncan Stk-J2

    11.1%
  6. Dimarzio Model P/Dimarzio Model J

    44.4%
  7. Lollar Vintage P/Seymour Duncan Stk-J2

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  8. EMG GZR PJ

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  1. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

    Jul 22, 2011
    Ah the pbass, what a beauty.

    I have a Fender Highway 1 Precision bass that I really love and I can't see myself selling for a very long time if not ever. I love the way it resonates and how it feels and plays. I've added a badass II bridge (was the pre-badass version), a tort pickguard (thank you talkbass), and some higher end flat top knurled fender knobs. It's great.

    I am thinking of adding a jazz pickup in the bridge to make it a P/J bass since I do absolutely love that tone when playing with a pick and in my current bands I am using a pick about 80% of the time. The current Pbass pickup seems a little shy on the bottom end and could use some stronger lows and low-mids. I do really like the open sound if that makes sense, nice clear high mids and highs but there isn't much substance underneath it all.

    I love soul motown, weird soundscape rock like lots of Pink Floyd (DSOTM is my favorite album), and also that cutting P/J tone of Duff Mckagan in GnR (walking papers and loaded are awesome too!). I prefer roundwounds, both for crispness and feel and I currently use Rotosound rs66. I'm looking for a Pbass pickup that has a thumpy low end with nice clear and even crisp highs. For the jazz pickup, I will not be soloing it, it's to use full on with the pbass when I want a P/J tone. I'd like it to add some grit and growl while giving a nice slightly scooped melodic midrange.

    Sets that I am currently considering:
    Seymour Duncan Spb-4 and Stk-J2
    Seymour Duncan Antiquity II and Stk-J2
    Seymour Duncan Spb-3 and Dimarzio ultra Jazz
    Seymour Duncan Spb-3 and Dimarzio model Jazz
    Fender Original 62 P and Seymour Duncan Stk-J2
    Dimarzio Model PJ
    Lollar vintage P and Seymour Duncan Stk-J2
    EMG GZR PJ

    I am Planning on wiring this as Volume/Tone/3 way switch

    What I am looking for is a solid P/J set and I want your recommendations (not objectively best). Tell my what you would choose and why, your influences, whatever info that you would like to post.
     
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  2. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    Labella 760/ GHS Precision flat/ DR Legend could make your pickups sound shinning !

    If i own a nice Pbass, i wont modified it. Sorry, i am not with you.
     
  3. Dams

    Dams

    Apr 28, 2008
    Panazol (France)
    I agree; don't modify your PBass!
    My main bass is a RogerWaters PBass (SPB-3 pickup) that I do love, but I needed JBass bridge pickup sound for some songs.
    So I bought a MIM JBass, changed the pickups for SJB-3, and I switch bass when necessary.
    If you really want JBass sound in addition to PBass sound: buy a JBAss.
    If you really want a PJ bass, buy a DuffMcKagan, a Deluxe, a TonyFranklin or an Elite PBass.
    But keep your PBass its integrity!
     
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  4. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    That is actually a really good combo that balances well. I am sure you can get the sounds you want from it.
     
  5. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

    Jul 22, 2011
    Sorry, I don't think I was clear. I want a P and a PJ sound, I don't really care for the jazz sound. But I do see your point.
     
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  6. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

    Jul 22, 2011
    This is the most intuitive combo for me at the moment. It just seems to make sense even though I haven't heard it.
     
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  7. Dams

    Dams

    Apr 28, 2008
    Panazol (France)
    Okay. I misunderstood.
    So if you:
    . want a P and a PJ sound,
    . don't want to buy an additional bass,
    . are ready to mutilate your beloved PBass,
    I think the Seymour Duncan Spb-4 and Stk-J2 combination would be great for you.
    The other pairs you mention seem a bit weird to me.
    The DiMarzio PJ set is great, but it will only give more punch to your sound, not modify it.
    I don't know the EMG set, but I've read it sounds vintage, so not really what you're looking for.

    But my own choice would be a SeymourDuncan QuarterPound set (SPB-3 + SJB-3b)!
     
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