What did I see- dual P Pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JTE, May 8, 2021.

  1. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    I dropped by a local B/M store (how quaint...) and they had Jazz Bass shaped object with dual Precision PUPs. I think it was a Fender, logo didn't look like Squier. Three knob controls. The store was busy and I was just tire-kicking so I didn't ask them about 'cause I didn't notice it until after shooting the breeze for too long with Todd.

    Can't find anything about it on FMIC's website, so what's the TB collective know?

  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah there was such a critter a few years back, I forget what they're called, but someone here surely knows.
  3. codiak


    Mar 16, 2017
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Fender Blacktop Jazz bass. The precision body one has two dual J humbuckers.
  4. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe Be kind. Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Jax, Florida
    Definitely the Fender blacktop. Someone was selling it here locally a few years ago.
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    cool ax.
  6. jastacey


    Feb 8, 2009
    The Fender Elites from the late 70's/80's had dual split pickups
  7. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Dual P pickups would get my vote if I was doing a custom build right now.
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It was either a Blacktop (if it was way under $1,000) or an early 80s Elite (if it was well over $1,000).
  9. Ampslut

    Ampslut Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
    Pretty cool bass
  10. Fernando Costa

    Fernando Costa

    Aug 4, 2013
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  11. Zoffy


    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Phil Lesh had an Alembic/Irwin that was shaped like Jerry's "Tiger" guitar that had dual "P" pickups. He played it briefly, but did not seem to bond with it as it fell out of use in the early 80s. I like the look a lot. It's one of my favorite basses.

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  12. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Thanks, definitely not an Elite (I was a Fender dealer '77-'88 and we sold a couple of those). It was a Blacktop. It was on the top row and they had two serious customers checking out stuff so I didn't want to bother the sales guy again. I assumed it was a new model.

    Intrigued, as I've never bonded with any Jazz bass...
  13. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Not so rare a creature.
    For some reason, two P pickups just look wrong to me, even this one.
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  14. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
  15. Lee Sklars's Double P Bass used a lot...
    Original EMG P pickups.
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  16. Fernando Costa

    Fernando Costa

    Aug 4, 2013
    "Heavy-Mode" - Quarter Pounds.

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  17. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    A double-P; if ya have one yer in luck.
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  18. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Dual P is great, as long as the rear pickup doesn’t get too close to the bridge on the D and G strings.
  19. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Beat me to it - the D/G coil can be a bit thin sounding on a dual P if you solo that pickup.
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