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slanting jazz pups to get a more interesting sound?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mike_odonovan, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. hey i am building a bass and thought about having a jazz neck pup on an angle like the P bass kind of thing.

    now i know it won't sound like a p pickup but seeing as i never use the jazz neck pup soloed on my jazz maybe i thought i might give it a try.

    the neck pup on jazz basses is a bit of a lemon soloed me thinks. i only use the bridge or bridge and neck together.

    any thoughts?
  2. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    As you move farther from the bridge, the difference in tone becomes less apparent. Imagine a three-pickup strat. The difference between the bridge and middle pickups is way more dramatic than the difference between the middle and neck pickups.

    So I don't think you'd really hear any difference between a regular neck pickup and a slanted one. It'd definitely be more trouble than it'd be worth.