Post by thetragichero on Aug 6, 2011 9:54:44 GMT -5
i'm really digging fender's blacktops, and recently they've release both a pbass and jbass the pbass has two humbuckers (which look like two jbass single coils stuck together), and the jbass has two pbass pickups here's the colour pbass body i bought:
A J Bass with 2 P-bass HBs, and a P-bass with J-bass style SCs paired up?
Fender does continue to surprise me. These latest "factory-modded" models remind me of the "Pawnshop" series they introduced earlier this year- guitars that never were, unless you found a modded one in a pawnshop.
But I wonder about the appeal here to the legions of J- and P- bass fans. The 2 SC pickups, it seems to me, are a big part of the reason people buy a J-bass in the first place- are they going to buy a J with P pickups, even though there's 2 sets of 'em? And the opposite seems true of P-bass lovers . . .
Bass players in general (IMO) tend to be more conservative in their gear choices than guitarists, and less likely to pull out their collective wallets for the "next new thing".
As an example, while guitarists have their rabid Gibson and Fender factions, Gibson has never had an iconic bass model like either of the 2 Fender standard models, the J or the P. You'll see the odd EB player every so often- they stick out precisely because they don't play a Fender bass.
Post by roadtonever on Aug 9, 2011 13:58:18 GMT -5
You could put a 3-way there but I don't think you should straight away. Most like to turn down either/both volumes for a sweeter combined tone. The preferred resistive load between the pickups could can be added as preset at the pickup selector once that has been determined by reading the vol. pot/s, or so I've heard.
Now, if you really want to go Nutz, keep the router out and take the original neck pickup and put it back in above your P-Bass pickup...giving you three pickups to assault the unsuspecting crowd with...
Muuahahahahaha....sorry, that just slipped out...
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Post by thetragichero on Aug 12, 2011 19:11:24 GMT -5
i actually just bought the body from reliable fender... in the end, i'll have about as much in it as with the stock model off the shelf, but it'll have that pbass pickup (which i feel is ESSENTIAL), and an all maple jazz bass neck... so i get what i want for about the same cost as new