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"Sting" pickup and jazz pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by spc, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Anyone have an opinion on how a J bass would be with a single coil P bass pickup (51? p bass, sting pickup, you know the one) in the usual neck position, and a bridge position jazz pickup? Or the single coil p and a music man at the bridge position? If you did the second, couldn't you use a mm style pre on both pickups? Just an idea, and I was wondering if anyone has maybe tried this...Thanks much!
  2. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
  3. i imagine it would sound similar to those combinations with a standard, split-coil P. the only difference is that i've found the straight single coil P pickup to have a little less high and low end than a split-coil P.

    i am a fan of both configurations (P/MM, P/J), though and would recommend either. my only concern would be that the single coil P pickups are usually not wound on a plastic bobbin and it doesn't have a protective cover, which means it's more susceptible to damage over time than a split-coil P pickup.

  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I put one in the bridge position on my 1977 P-bass,
    I liked the sound better than jazz pickup.
    more bottom matched split-p-pickup better.
    Better blend of two pickups.
    Tim Bogart used this combanation in Catus.
  5. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    any other opinions?