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    ArtieToo
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    On the TalkBass forum, people are just as obsessive as we are...and they are talking about bass, forcrissakes....
    Good point. I fell into both my P and my J by accident. But I'm glad I have one of each. They are fun to play with.

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  • dg27
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    I've run the numbers here, and this statement checks out.
    Glad to hear this.

    I don't claim technical expertise at all: I just use my ears. I used to use my P/J for gigging, for convenience. But when I'd pull out my P it was like pulling out the big gun. The same goes for my J for recording.

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  • Mincer
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by dg27 View Post
    I have one of those as well, but in my view that's a third flavor. The "P" or "J" aspects of a P/J are never as good as either a P or a J.
    I've run the numbers here, and this statement checks out.

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  • dg27
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by grumptruck View Post
    Fixed yours as well. :-p
    I have one of those as well, but in my view that's a third flavor. The "P" or "J" aspects of a P/J are never as good as either a P or a J.

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  • grumptruck
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    Originally posted by dg27 View Post
    A PJ bass.
    Fixed yours as well. :-p

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  • dg27
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
    Really in the end, what more do you need other than a P Bass, right?
    A J bass.

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  • dg27
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    On the TalkBass forum, people are just as obsessive as we are, but they are talking about bass, which is obviously most important....
    I fixed your comment.

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  • PFDarkside
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Bassists are too busy at gigs making money to have time to tinker.

    I’ve seen a few guys mess with wiring and pickups, etc. but it seems like most select a bass that they like the sound of, then go play. If they want the active sound they get an active bass, or they specifically are looking for a P, J, Rick or Gibson sound and just buy that.

    Really in the end, what more do you need other than a P Bass, right?

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  • Mincer
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  • Mincer
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    On the TalkBass forum, people are just as obsessive as we are...and they are talking about bass, forcrissakes....

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  • dg27
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Only two of my basses are stock in terms of pickups, my '69 Fender Mustang and my '69 Gibson EB-1. Everything else has been upgraded, swapped around, and rewired. Three of my basses have S-P switching, with a DPDT switches. Two have blend knobs, which were not stock.

    That being said, I've done none of this work myself; I've been using the same tech for years.

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  • ArtieToo
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Answer Yes,

    Rock dudes put in QPs and call it a day usually.

    Jazz and Pop dudes put in all kinds of cool options -like Bartolini systems etc.
    My Tobias J-bass has Bartolini's. Maybe I should leave it alone.

    Originally posted by jeremy View Post
    hard to mag swap on a p bass or j pass pup
    I figured as much, but wasn't sure.

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  • jeremy
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    hard to mag swap on a p bass or j pass pup

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  • NegativeEase
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    Answer Yes,

    Rock dudes put in QPs and call it a day usually.

    Jazz and Pop dudes put in all kinds of cool options -like Bartolini systems etc.

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  • grumptruck
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    Re: Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    The Nordstrand J pup in my ibanez isn't humbucking and there is apparently a line by them that is a pop in for my ibanez but seems to be a custom route with Nordstrand for the cover. I just dial in more of the P to get some of the buzz out.
    grumptruck
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    Last edited by grumptruck; 02-28-2020, 09:20 AM.

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  • ArtieToo
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  • Do bass guys do pup swaps / wiring changes like the guitar guys/gals?

    I have a P-Bass and a J-Bass. Both would be stock except that I acquired the P-Bass with a bad pup, so I put in a Duncan QP. Sounds great. Now I'm thinking of doing a pup swap on the J. That got me to thinking. Do bass guys mess much with wiring mods? Like doing ser/par, or splitting stacks, etc? Do you swap pups? Preamps? Magnets?

    I don't seem to see many threads like this in the bass forum. Just curious.

    Artie
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