P-bass bridge pickup

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P-bass bridge pickup

Post by ash » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:26 pm

Anyone ever tried a bass with a P-bass pickup in the bridge position?

I have only ever seen it done on a few extremely dubious instruments like Warlocks and other spandex related items. I have no plans to try it for myself, just wondering.

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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by foal30 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:20 pm

yes and no it wasn't a happening thing.
Fender Precision Elite II from memory.
some early EMG are apparently P split but in humbucker casing.

I'm firmly in the one P pickup only camp.
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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by dannowilso » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:35 am

Olly the bassist for Autozamm plays a fender P with two P pickups, not sure if its a custom job or what though. Has a nice sound.
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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by ash » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:49 pm

Hmmm... For now I'll continue to assume there's a good reason it isn't done more often. Must try it one day when I really have nothing better to do.

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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by timi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:14 pm

I would say that it's really common, just maybe not on actual Fenders so much.

HEAPS of cheap and/or lame basses have the PJ configuration.

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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by joppo » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:22 pm

Not a P/J Timi. Ash was asking about a P/P. Or rather about a P pickup down at the bridge

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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by timi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:26 pm

Ohhhh whoops, pretty tired!

Seen it a few times, assume it isn't common because it looks funny and no mass produced basses have it.

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Re: P-bass bridge pickup

Post by john » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:36 pm

timi wrote:(snip of some text) or lame basses have the PJ configuration.
I resent that comment :shock: . I love that configuration

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