Your favourite slap-style pickup configuration

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Velkov, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. P

    0 vote(s)
  2. P+J

    15 vote(s)
  3. J+J

    36 vote(s)
  4. MM

    21 vote(s)
  5. MM+J

    21 vote(s)
  1. Velkov


    Jan 17, 2001
    Lansdowne, Ontario
    Out of curiosity what pickup configuration do you prefer for slapping?
  2. 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.
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    For all occations:
    dual humbuckers with coil split functions, outer coils in Jazz Bass locations.
  4. what about humbuckers or double p's?? i would have to vote PJ but i prefer the full bridge HB and half neck HB.
  5. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    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! :)
  6. 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.
  7. what is a soapbar pickup ??

    mines has only got one humbucker and a jazz pickup..:

  8. a soapbar can be either single coil or humbucker, in a flat, rectangular housing with no poles showing. like a ... well, a soap bar.
  9. Gopher Bob

    Gopher Bob

    Nov 24, 2001
    J+J but thats only cuase i havn't got to play with other pickups a whole lot.
  10. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    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.
  11. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    The Midwest of USA
    What about lipstick tube PU's!?!?!?!


    For solely slap, I dig the MM PU. Very agressive. I dig that.
  12. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
  13. 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..
  14. 66jazzbass


    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    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....
  15. witch pickups have witch letters?
    And what do they stand for?
    Please help me out!
    Thanx ahead
  16. 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
  17. ...ok, witch word is witch pickup?
  18. Festus


    Dec 12, 2001
    London, England.
    Best slap sound comes from my palm on some girl's arse whist engaged in the doggy positition!