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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shortdawg161, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. shortdawg161


    Jun 15, 2002
    hey, ive been playing bass for only a year now and i want a new bass. im going for a fender precision bass, but i want the pick-ups in different spots so i can get a more detailed sound. what should i do?
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Move your fingers.
  3. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Seriously, P basses are able to do a LOT. You should try adjusting the tone control, or moving you right hand (if you're right handed) around. You'd be suprised how much of a difference there is between plucking at the bridge, and right near the neck. The sound, especially with something as versatile as the P bass, is in your hands.

    Try that before you blame pickup placement.
  4. yeah !

    it's not the instrument that matters, but how you handle it.
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    In your price range too, I bet.

  6. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    a large part of a P-bass is the placement and style of the pickups. If you don't like it, thats fine, but maybe you should consider a different pickup configuration.

    Jazz, P&J, J&MM style pickups maybe the combination you are looking for...

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