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the Latest J bass convert!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Insomniac, Dec 26, 2002.


  1. Well, on Christmas Day, i awoke to find....the Same black J bass that i played At C&M's music center! The details; its a black MIM Jazz bass, i havent been able to crank it through my SWR rig, because thats at my drummer's house, so i have been playing it through my Crate practice amp. I love jacking up the second(closest to the bridge) pickup to get that really great deep tone, but ive been sick for 3 days, so i dont get to play her as much as i'd like too. Whats everyone's favorite J bass sound, list them like this

    1st pup-

    2nd pup-

    tone knob-

    Thanks!!!:)
     
  2. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I like everything on full, and sometimes I use the bridge pickup soloed, or just draw back a little on the neck pickup. I love J-basses.
     
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    1st pup- Wide open

    2nd pup- Wide open

    tone knob- Wide open




    I think you could get a deeper sound with the other pickup.
     
  4. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    bridge open, neck 1/2-3/4 open, and tone open.
     
  5. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    For my Early '80s Jazz bass with Bartolinis

    1st pup- Wide open
    2nd pup- Wide open
    tone knob- Wide open
     
  6. Everything wide open...I think, as a rule, passive basses sound best that way.
     
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    1st pup- Wide open

    2nd pup- Wide open

    tone knob- Wide open

    Yup. That's my favorite J bass sound also.
     
  8. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    Neck and bridge pickups wide open. Tone also wide open. I also have a fretless patch on my Digitech BP200 that complements the "wide opens" quite well.
     
  9. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I just remembered....

    I also like to solo the bridge pickup once in a while. That especially sounds nice with the tone knob rolled off just a little.

    Another nice setup I like is neck full up bridge about 1/2 tone rolled off ever so slightly. No slap tone there, but nice buttery finger groovin'. Works really good for digging in deep for some fingerstyle nickel mining!
     
  10. tally another one for all knobs wide open! the bright sound i get from my jazz5 is what i need to cut through my guitarists crazy wah pedel (i'm thinking about hiding it from him:rolleyes: )
     
  11. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    you know everyone likes it "Wide Open" :p

    but yes I like the knobs to be wide open as well




    somehow, that didn't sound right ....:confused:
     
  12. TheListPunk

    TheListPunk Guest

    Feb 2, 2002
    Topeka, Kansas
    What does wide open mean?

    josh
     
  13. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    maybe the knob on 10? if you think 1 is closed and 10 is open..

    DM