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Single pickup basses you like

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by edpal, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    I recently got an Ibby ATK305 - It has the one "CAP" curved dual humbucker. I have an ATK805E which is virtually identical, but has two pickups. Surprise, surprise - I like the single pickup ATK more. It seems like the effect of moving my plucking from bridge to neck pickup "sweet spot" is more noticeable on the 305 (single pickup, bridge) and it just sounds bassier. Anyone else have a single they really like? And here I was going to route this out for a second pickup - ain't happening.:bassist:
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I hear pbasses are pretty popular.
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  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    My Spector NS-5. It has a very unique sound and I love it. It's a cross between classic Spector and a Wal. Not the best slapper, but that's fine because I don't slap much and when I do I just can't do it on any 5 string :)

  4. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Not sure they classify as single pickup, as they are split and juxtaposed to hit two different areas. But hey, I'd agree, they are very popular. I suppose I should have specified "single position" :)
  5. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Say what you will about Randy Jackson, but this single pickup instrument yielded some pretty sweet tones during his stint with Journey. Thus started my fascination with ‘Rays and Sterlings...

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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Definitely a Stingray and a Pbass if you count it as a single pickup.
  7. Walmark


    Feb 16, 2014
    York UK
    It's my first day on here and at risk of overexposing my 66 Tbird, it's a cracker

  8. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    That randy jackson bass is cool. I never got into that style of rock but if he was in a succesful band he was doing something rite. I curious you mentioned say whst you will about him. Is he a guy on the news alot or just becsuse he plays a poke a dotted bass.
  9. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    Favorite single pick-up bass would have to be a Stingray.
  10. inate_hex


    Apr 4, 2010
    Manchester, England
    I occasionally wet the bed.
    EBMM Bongo H. I have a HH model too for more versatility, but the single H just sounds fantastic. It is the bass that I use live.
  11. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Stingray...nothing like it for me. As mentioned above, P-bass too.
  12. Stingray for sure. I also like the Ibby ATK because you can get a wide variety of tones out of it with only one pickup.
  13. You can't post enough pics of that bass. I have a bass being built with a single Lollar T bird pup in the same spot as the 60's t bird but with a solid flat top Les Paul body. I also like my single pickup Guild B 301 and of course my beloved EB1. Single pickup basses are kick a*s!
  14. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Not to derail the thread, but here in the States, Randy is probably better-known as a judge on the American Idol television program than he is as an incredibly-talented bass player. Similarly, few people realize that Darryl Jones had amassed a rather impressive curriculum vitae in the musical world before he decided to take a “day job” with The Rolling Stones.
  15. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    You guys realize you are building a whole new sub-genre of basses for me to GAS over.:help:
  16. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    Single pup Thunderbirds!


  17. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.

    These. 89 SR5 and 93 SR4. Keepers and they fit me so well for everything I do musically.
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  18. The Ray!
  19. msact


    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    My 1981 G&L L1000. Plays and sounds as good as it looks.

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  20. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    I like the Ibanez Gary Willis signatures.
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