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Re: Different Pickups

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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on March 15, 2001 at 03:01:19:

In Reply to: Different Pickups posted by Quinn Lawrence on March 14, 2001 at 22:44:12:

: Hi,
: My bass has a P and J pickups. This may sound dumb but what does that mean???
: I'm just asking for a list of differences especially if there is any other
: style of pickups available that I overlooked.
: Still learnin' about bass,
: Quinn

Ok, the "P" pickup is a standard Precision Bass pickup; it's the one that has 2 small pieces.

The "J" pickup is a standard Jazz Bass pickup; it's the slender bar-shaped one.

The P Bass pickup is a humbucker, which means that it will tend to have a deep, full tone; by contrast, the J Bass pickup is a single-coil, which gives it a brighter, more focused tone.

Generally, when the two are combined, the P-Bass pickup will be in the regular P-bass position, and the J Bass pickup will be in the regular position for the bridge pickup on the Jazz Bass.

Good combination. :-)

Hope that helps!


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