Which Pickup Configuration?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Hey everyone,

    I'm going to be ordering a bass, but i'm having problems with the pickup configurations.

    I want :
    1) A Great slap tone
    2) A nice, warm fingerstyle tone

    So, what I was thinking is a Musicman Style pickup near the bridge, and a Precision, in it's standard place.

    Any suggestions, or comments? It's going to be passive.


  2. A P-MM will work just fine...so will a P-J...so will a double soapbar...so will a J-J...so will a MM-MM...

    find the pattern yet?....that's right...if you go with a two pickup combination, you'll get a fingerstyle/slap thing happening...

    a P-MM would probably be the most extreme of each...if you're looking for a larger variety of tones, however...I'd go with a double soapbar (humbucking) or a double MM and make sure to include a series/single/parallel switch for each of the pickups...
  3. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003