Post by jazzcabbage on Oct 30, 2017 22:19:26 GMT -6
The Jazz bass has a unique sound with it's dual single coil pups. One of the best tracking basses I've come across was an old Danelectro longhorn pups in series. I've always wanted to mod a J bass to do this. I can tell you that a fretless J bass pup configuration is what you want or at the very least that bridge pup to get that classic "mwah" tone.
What are the feelings about PJ basses? Good blend?
Any combination of tone coming from a quality instrument/pickup set will be interesting and usable. So, yes, a PJ setup can be very good.
The only caveat I would add is that using different bass guitars on a single album complicates the overall mix, as in getting the low end to sit consistently across all the songs. At least it does for me. My band's in-production record has P, J, G&L, 5-string, and Warwick fretless on it. Pretty much a different bass on every song, using a changing recording chain as time goes by. With my limited engineering experience, it has become challenging to mix.
My vocation is more in composition really than in anything else- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army. | Jimmy Page