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What Bass Style Do YOU Prefer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ynie92992, Oct 3, 2008.

What Pick Configuration Do You Prefer?

Poll closed Oct 23, 2008.
  1. Fender Style(P,J,PJ etc.)

    119 vote(s)
  2. Gibson/Mudbucker

    8 vote(s)
  3. Soapbar Humbuckers(Spector,Ibanez,Etc.)

    40 vote(s)
  4. Douple P(Two P Pickups)

    5 vote(s)
  5. Musicman Humbuckers

    43 vote(s)
  6. Piezomagnetic

    3 vote(s)
  7. Other(Specify in post)

    9 vote(s)
  1. ynie92992


    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    I am not trying to start a flamewar, I am honestly doing a graphing project and I want to introduce something bassy.
  2. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Double soapbars. Definitely. Double MM humbuckers as a second choice - depending on the style and construction of the instrument...

  3. magickbass

    magickbass Guest

    May 24, 2008
    I voted P, classic tone. I also have a 2 basses that have dual soapbars and they deserve honorable mention for their tone.
  4. Piezos aren't magnetic, unless you're referring to piezo+mag basses.
  5. ynie92992


    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yeah,I just noticed that.I guess I mean Piezo+Magnet now.Haha.
  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Fan-fret/multi-scale, Neo pickups for me.
  7. Rezlax31


    Feb 14, 2008
    MUDBUCKER!! I love the deepness and they sound great with slight overdrive.
  8. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    P + MM
  9. hesham8


    Mar 21, 2008
    G&L or P - I think the decision is going to tear me apart.
    G&L is what I'm going to have to go with - Sorry Fender!
  10. mournblade

    mournblade Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX
    Double P, with either single MM or dual soapbars/x2n-b's as second choice. For that matter, a good J bass can sound pretty kick ass!
  11. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    My Am. Deluxe Has a P + double J set up... I like P style and P+J style. I have a Piezo Godin with the Zeta bridge pickup system, and I'd like to try a P+ Piezo setup....... and maybe a double P too.
  12. I like the feel and tonality of double soap bars / double humbuckers :)
  13. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA

    ideally P + tribucker
  14. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    Danelectro lipstick pickups LOOK really cool.
  15. For old school bass, nothing beats a solitary neck pickup like a Gibson "mudbucker" or the neck pickup of a Rickenbacker, and flatwound strings

    For more modern sounds I like three crisp single coils... The two main basses I use with my current band have a trio of Burns Tri-Sonics and are strung with roundwounds.
  16. hmmm...

    for a project bass...

    35" scale


    19mm spacing

    J/MM/Piezo pickups

    Ebony Board

    Chambered Jazzy style body

    3x2 headstock

    flame maple top

    tiger-eye colour

    2-band preamp with passive treble roll-off

    I hope I'm not being too specific ;)
  17. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Just a split P single coil (precision style) is all I need.
  18. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    G&L Magnetic Field humbuckers
  19. J,MM,soapbar
  20. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    I'm not trying to derail this thread, but as much as I love a single P I sometimes what to add something a bit more bridgelike in tone. I've tried P/Js but find that it's really all or nothing with that config, no real gradual blend of the J to speak of. What's the story on double Ps and P/MM, can you just blend a bit with these more powerful p/ups? These configs do also seem to be fairly rare statistically speaking.

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