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Posted by El Pájaro on March 15, 2001 at 07:03:55:

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

Hi there,
Skippy already told you the basics, so I'll answer the last part of your question.
Perhaps the one style of pickup you don't know about is the one that's called a soapbar. As the name implies, theses are rectangular shaped cases with (generally) a double-coil pickup inside them.
Other differences abuot pickups ...well, you have ceramic vs. alnico, passive vs. active, magnetic vs. piezo, optical, and the list of options goes on. There's a bunch of information out there about every one of them (I'd recommend a visit to the sites of Bartolini, Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, etc.).
Buena suerte and keep your bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro

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