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I love double P's.
I got 3 Vantage VP 710B and absolutely
love the sound! Edited by baa

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[quote name='Gust0o' timestamp='1371545223' post='2115173']
A few more of my BC Rich Eagle, since it made an appearance in the other thread:





Showing the neckthrough... it's stained back, with the grain just visible if you try.




[/quote]Pretty bass. I recall Larry Klein having a few of them on Joni Mitchell's '83 tour.

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My new ACG will have two P pickups, but it's only in sliced tree form at the moment.

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[quote name='ead' timestamp='1441654400' post='2860660']
My new ACG will have two P pickups, but it's only in sliced tree form at the moment.

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Likewise! Only just ordered mine, but alnico p in the neck, reverse ceramic p in the bridge position.

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This is a sketch of the bass that Peter Boer (Peterbuilt) is building for me at the moment. I hope it will be ready around the end of the year. It will have two DiMarzio Model Ps and a DiMarzio Will Power humbucker near the neck. It was inspired by my Yamaha Attitude; I wanted an extra P pickup because I love the sound of twin Ps.

[URL=http://s5.photobucket.com/user/John_RSC/media/Bas/20150115103216-1857_zpsjbrxp3u2.jpg.html][IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/John_RSC/Bas/20150115103216-1857_zpsjbrxp3u2.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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[quote name='Bigwan' timestamp='1441657745' post='2860714']
Likewise! Only just ordered mine, but alnico p in the neck, reverse ceramic p in the bridge position.
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I must confess to copying your design as I thought it was an excellent choice.

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[quote name='John Schoen' timestamp='1441659645' post='2860738']
This is a sketch of the bass that Peter Boer (Peterbuilt) is building for me at the moment. I hope it will be ready around the end of the year. It will have two DiMarzio Model Ps and a DiMarzio Will Power humbucker near the neck. It was inspired by my Yamaha Attitude; I wanted an extra P pickup because I love the sound of twin Ps.

[url="http://s5.photobucket.com/user/John_RSC/media/Bas/20150115103216-1857_zpsjbrxp3u2.jpg.html"][/url]
[/quote]That's a bloody lovely design. You haven't broken the three colour rule, the black hardware is awesome and 'blending' the humbucker into the scratchplate makes it look less fussy. When you get it post some vids cos I'd love to hear what it sounds like.

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[quote name='silverfoxnik' timestamp='1371748764' post='2117726']
Great thread this..

Must post some pics of my BC Rich Eagle later..

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So over a year after Nik posted this, I finally got to play his Eagle.

I spent the next year scouring eBay and Gumtree on the look-out for one.

Then this happened:

[URL=http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/h4ppyjack/media/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20almost%20real%20colour_zps6ngsuueh.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m496/h4ppyjack/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20almost%20real%20colour_zps6ngsuueh.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/h4ppyjack/media/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/NBD%20BC%20Rich%20-%20full%202_zpswgabtmwq.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m496/h4ppyjack/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/NBD%20BC%20Rich%20-%20full%202_zpswgabtmwq.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/h4ppyjack/media/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/Some%20Beauties%202_zpsfa66pw38.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m496/h4ppyjack/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/Some%20Beauties%202_zpsfa66pw38.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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time to add a few of my P/P collection.

My latest addition, a Blacktop Jazz
[URL=http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jeffhop/media/P1060171_zpsnj87nkb8.jpg.html][IMG]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j186/jeffhop/P1060171_zpsnj87nkb8.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
My BC Rich Mockingbird which is an absolute monster!
[URL=http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jeffhop/media/20150314_124322_zpsxcqdioex.jpg.html][IMG]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j186/jeffhop/20150314_124322_zpsxcqdioex.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
and finally my Aria ZZB,
[URL=http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jeffhop/media/SNV80452_zps1d61c1ce.jpg.html][IMG]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j186/jeffhop/SNV80452_zps1d61c1ce.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1441701594' post='2860923']

[url="http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/h4ppyjack/media/Basses%20CURRENT/BC%20Rich%20Mockingbird%20NJ%201983%20CURRENT/NBD%20BC%20Rich%20-%20full%202_zpswgabtmwq.jpg.html"][/url]

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[quote name='DarkHeart' timestamp='1441891129' post='2862652']

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Now yours looks like a far classier bass than mine, but one of the factors that made me love the sound of the NJ version so much was the reversed pickup position ... in each case the E/A string side is nearer the bridge while the D/G string side is nearer the neck.

That plus the Di Marzios of course. :D

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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1441898098' post='2862778']
Now yours looks like a far classier bass than mine, but one of the factors that made me love the sound of the NJ version so much was the reversed pickup position ... in each case the E/A string side is nearer the bridge while the D/G string side is nearer the neck.

That plus the Di Marzios of course. :D
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The reversed P setup is quite common on MIJ basses - which I believe the NJs are. Makes a lot more sense to me, and I do think the reverse Ps I've owned/played sound more tonally balanced across the strings than a standard P setup.

Anyway - back on topic, I've never owned a double P bass (must be the only pickup configuration I haven't) and I really need to sort that out. There is very probably a Westone Thunder II in my future.

Or a Balogh Odyssey. So much GAS... :ph34r:

Jon.

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[quote name='Bassassin' timestamp='1441989774' post='2863626']
I've never owned a double P bass (must be the only pickup configuration I haven't) and I really need to sort that out. There is very probably a Westone Thunder II in my future. Or a Balogh Odyssey. So much GAS... :ph34r:
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Which I'm about to make worse... the double P config is really excellent. You really do need to experience it. With both sets of pups hammering away you can get some truly monstrous tones while still retaining excellent heft and definition. My Hayman just sounds massive. Eeeh, men were men back in the 70s, I tells ya. :)

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Thought I'd add something to this thread as I do like a double P. I added another p/up to a Roadworn I bought, now sold (I really can't remember why; GAS probably), sounded great IIRC.

[URL=http://s308.photobucket.com/user/ezbass/media/RWCustom.jpg.html][IMG]http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk344/ezbass/RWCustom.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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[quote name='ezbass' timestamp='1441990704' post='2863655']
Thought I'd add something to this thread as I do like a double P. I added another p/up to a Roadworn I bought, now sold (I really can't remember why; GAS probably), sounded great IIRC.

[url="http://s308.photobucket.com/user/ezbass/media/RWCustom.jpg.html"][/url]
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I can just imagine how that sounded. Looks very businesslike too, imho.

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[quote name='ezbass' timestamp='1441990704' post='2863655']
Thought I'd add something to this thread as I do like a double P. I added another p/up to a Roadworn I bought, now sold (I really can't remember why; GAS probably), sounded great IIRC.

[url="http://s308.photobucket.com/user/ezbass/media/RWCustom.jpg.html"][/url]
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Yes,on god yes......

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Here we go, my new ACG. Not in my sweaty mits until Sunday but here's a taster.

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Hey guys, what does two P pickups do for tone? Just curious as I've seen tons of P+J and P+HB basses, but not P+P. Can anyone explain?

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[quote name='Fisheth' timestamp='1447718818' post='2909825']
Hey guys, what does two P pickups do for tone? Just curious as I've seen tons of P+J and P+HB basses, but not P+P. Can anyone explain?
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They allow you to dance about architecture (if you know your Zappa).

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[quote name='FlatEric' timestamp='1371632358' post='2116318']
Pic for EMG456. :)


[/quote] They look very like Matsumoku basses.

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[quote name='Chienmortbb' timestamp='1447958892' post='2911882']
They look very like Matsumoku basses.
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The two Aria SB-R80s (or SB-Elite IIs - same thing, AFAIK!) are Matsumoku.

The Attila Balogh Odyssey is a Canadian - made rarity - Flat Eric has (at least) two - which is just plain greedy! :P

Jon.

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[quote name='Chienmortbb' timestamp='1447958892' post='2911882']
They look very like Matsumoku basses.
[/quote]Off topic a bit but Aria got that body shape totally spot on. Iconic.

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