Published at Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 20:38:00 PM. . By Esperanza Roux.
Choosing the best bass guitar pickup will largely depend on the type of guitar you have. However, most of these pickups are either magnetic or piezoelectric types. Magnetic types have coils that convert string vibrations into electronic signals. Piezoelectric bass guitar pickups have crystals that generate electrical current from the vibrations. There are categories of bass guitar pickups too which also determine the kind of output you will get from your guitar. They are usually differentiated by their design. For example, J Pickups are usually wired opposite each other to significantly reduce the hum generated when they pick up stray radio frequencies. There is also the original P Pickup of the 1970s which is made of two halves of a single coil pickup. Similar to J Pickups, the P Pickup is also wired in opposing directions to minimize the hum.
The next step is bridge intonation and this is very very vital. The thing you have to always remember is that unlike playing other fretted instruments, the player makes the intonation not the frets. This being said you can get some help either from fret lines (like on this bass) or position markers like the ones on a blank fingerboard. The choice of one or the other is all personal preference and yet another option for you to consider.
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