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What Pbass pickup for this tone???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006

    it looks like a lakland, could it be stock?
  2. Britbonic

    Britbonic Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    It's a Lakland - you can tell by the bridge. Suspect any decent PBass pickup will work. Hard to tell from video since probably some combination of DI and/or mic as well as post EQ on the video.
  3. bluesbasshound


    Jan 31, 2006
    If I may add, it sounds to me like her action is low, so when digging in with fingers the notes "choke" a bit causing that maple fret board to speak more. I play a P bass with Seymour Duncan Antiquity ll pups and get a nice sound with plenty of thump, but with lower action to get that maple board "dry" kind of tone. I've noticed Julie plays alot with a pick on other recordings. She gets a nice "grind" tone with the classic SVT/ P BASS combo! :cool:
  4. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    She switches to a pick later in the song. I agree that it sounds like low action and hot being shy about hitting the strings with some force. It gives it a nice bite.

    I often get that choked type of tone from playing that way. Like here:

  5. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Also, a Keeley four-knob compressor.
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

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