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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Velkov, Jan 5, 2002.
Out of curiosity what pickup configuration do you prefer for slapping?
Tru Dat! 'Cept MM was my first influence, but the one who made me condsider J-Basses. His name is also on my headstock o my J-Bass.
For all occations:
dual humbuckers with coil split functions, outer coils in Jazz Bass locations.
what about humbuckers or double p's?? i would have to vote PJ but i prefer the full bridge HB and half neck HB.
I recently rewired mine so I get this config, and it really does give a great slap sound - very JJ like.
And the cool thing about the way I wired mine is I can flip it so I get the inner coils on the high strings, which has more of a PJ sound!
A Soapbar pickup at the neck gets great thumb respose, a humbucker's bottem coil has a nice snap and you can't beat a MM at the bridge for a in your face attack.
what is a soapbar pickup ??
mines has only got one humbucker and a jazz pickup..:
a soapbar can be either single coil or humbucker, in a flat, rectangular housing with no poles showing. like a ... well, a soap bar.
J+J but thats only cuase i havn't got to play with other pickups a whole lot.
You completely forgot about soapbars!!!
Ive never tried an MM + J config, but it seems to make sense to me. Stingrays and Jazz basses are great for slapping, so an MM + J must work great.
What about lipstick tube PU's!?!?!?!
For solely slap, I dig the MM PU. Very agressive. I dig that.
I just like it.
ehm.. Humbucker + J !
MEC Dual J with Dual Preamps
Sincerely I haven´t tested many different P´UP set ups, but as seen on the poll.. very few like the sound of the P stlye PUps for slapping.. personally I dont like the P pick up alone at all, I just use it alone for playing some stuff plucking the strings over the fretboard... It sounds more like a double bass, i guess..
You gotta go JJ but what about soapbars? So many companys use soapbars that to leave them out is kinda weird. I think the MM+J sounds strange,there's too much phase cancelation going on. P+J is good but most of the quintesential slap guys used JJ so it's more in our heads from various recordings....
witch pickups have witch letters?
And what do they stand for?
Please help me out!
P is for Precision (Fender P-bass)
P + J is for Precision + Jazz
J + J is for Jazz + Jazz
MM is for Musicman or similar humbucker
MM + J is for Musicman + Jazz
...ok ...now, witch word is witch pickup?
Best slap sound comes from my palm on some girl's arse whist engaged in the doggy positition!