What is the difference between P and J bass pickups?
The Precision Bass [or P Bass as it is known] has split coil pickups that give it its classic, solid bass sound.The Jazz Bass [known as a J Bass] has 2 single coil pickups which results in a very clean tone that has a bit more midrange than the Precision. Tonally think Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Funk Bass lines.
Nevertheless, does a 5 string bass go higher or lower?
Quick Answer. The main reason for a 5 string bass compared to 4-strings is the added low range the 5th string offers. It allows the player the use of lower notes with more choice for scales, arpeggios, and chords compared to 4 strings.
Next, how far should bass strings be from pickup?
Fender recommends 2mm space between the underside of the string and the polepiece for the treble- and 2.8mm space for the bass side for J- and P-basses.
Eventually, do bass pickups matter?
No matter how you look at it, there's no way around it Pickups are the single most important element of the bass when it come to sound So you bet choosing one is a big deal.
Then, can you make a Jazz bass sound like AP bass?
Due to the extremely simple design of the P bass, it is probably impossible to emulate the tone of a two-pickup bass with just one humbucker. But you could try to 'fake the P' by only using the neck pickup on a Jazz bass.Just like the opposite setting the bridge pickup only has become a classic 'Jaco' tone.
On the other hand, can you slap on AP bass?
P bass and slap can be done.
However, can you slap on a 5 string bass?
All my basses have the same string spacing except one 5 string bass and all have different amounts of space between the end of the neck and the neck pickup. Regular slapping is ok on all of them except if I want to do double thumbing for a particular song then i try to avoid sing the narrower string bass.
And, what is the lowest note on a 5 string bass?
With ordinary tuned 5 string bass guitar we can play some really low notes, the lower is 0B. However if we want to compete with standard 88 key piano we need to retune thickest bass string even 2 notes lower, to 0A, so we get the same lowest note on both instruments.
Nonetheless, what is the benefit of a 5 string bass?
The biggest advantage of the five-string bass is its extended lower range. From the fretted low-E all the way down to the chest-imploding low-B, that fifth string provides a gateway for exploration into previously uncharted territory.
Beside this, why are P bass pickups split?
The split pickup were off set to widen the tonal range for deep low bass to bright treble.Each string used a double pole to reduce the unwanted beat effect common in pickups with single magnets.
Similarly, how high should my bass action be?
Some common action measurements on a bass guitar are around 5/64 up to about 7/64.