As a factor that makes up an electric -based sound, the type of wood such as the body and neck
The weight, shape, and embedded, etc. are raised, but the effects of the circuit such as pickups are affected.
There are not many. Here, there is a spot on the "electric" part of such an electric bass.
I would like to compare the differences in sound.
Everything started from here, the origin of the electric bass.
The photo was made in 1968
Leo Fender, who created the world's first solid body electric guitar, will launch a base development. At that time, upright bass was the mainstream of bass, and for musicians who travel the United States on tours, etc., that large size was a problem when moving. In addition, the upright bass is difficult for the guitarist to play at a temporary, due to the specialty of the performance, and Leo aims to realize an electric base that can be played in the same way as an electric guitar. The Fender Precision base was released in 1951. This style, which allows anyone to play easily with a fret hit by a fingerboard, was surprisingly compact and compared to the upright base, was the starting point of the later electric base.
The pickup is one simple single coil.
A simple style that is the world's first electric base. However, there are extremely few elements that depend on the electrical circuit, and the nuances of the player touch are reflected honestly, so many users are still seen.
The further evolved style in 1957 has become the world's standard.
The photo was around 1966
With the revolutionary appearance, Precision Bass was obtained by many bass players, but there was one problem. It is a ham noise problem unique to a single coil. In order to solve this, Leo will launch a new Precision Bass with a pickup that cancels the hamnise, using two coils for 1-2 strings and 3 to 4 strings in 1957. 。 The two coils in -series inevitably have a powerful sound with the number of coils inevitably increased. The bass string side is closer to the neck, and the treble side is mounted closer to the bridge, which creates a more fat bass and a high -cut treble, and this style is later used by various models as a "P type". It was a classic pickup.
Another world standard
JJ style that appeared in 1960.
The photo shows Jazz Bass around 1964
Leo, who was very successful in the 1957 Precision Bass, is working on a new style of style. And announced in 1960 was Jazz Bass you know. The two pickups that have been canceled are mounted on the neck side and the bridge side, enabling more delicate and wider sounds than Precision Bass by each volume control. This Jazz Bass pickup is called "J type" and is still used on many electric basses.
Other traditional pickups
The EB-3 of the bass by Gibson, the male of the electric guitar world alongside the fender. Equipped with a hambucking pickup that can be said to be Gibson's home art. The huge hambucking pickup mounted on the neck side can create a sloppy roaring sound like a ground. The sound of Jack Blues and Free's Andy Fraser and others in the CREAM era is a good example. A combination with a crisp mini -hambucker mounted on the bridge side makes it possible to make an endless sound makeup.
4001 of Rickenbacker, which is equipped with unique pickups called "horseshoe" and "toaster" from its own shape. The bridge pickup with its name from the shape of a horse's hoof has built a unique sound unique to this model by picking up the sound in the form of surrounding the strings. The front pickup, which is similar to a baked baked toaster, is also unique, and has been loved by many players, including Beatles Paul McCartny as a unique ricken sound.
The appearance of the active circuit
In the 1970s, the appearance of a synthesizer caused the band sound to become a more heavy ensemble, and the sound of the electric bass has also changed. It was an era where more strict frequency band control was needed to be buried in other sounds on the stage. The circuit that can incorporate the sound of other instruments and enhance the presence of the base, and adjust the volume for each frequency band has become the mainstream. With the rise of a new style music scene called crossover/fusion, the roles of the bands and the playing style in the band have evolved, and the sound making has become more diverse.
The beginning of the new era. Alembic circuit.
The photo shows the 1987 Mark King model
ALEMBIC is said to have built -in original active circuits on the electric base for the first time in the world. The place with a semi -parametric structure that can control the middle range band is unique, which allows you to just boost/cut the necessary bandwidth. Even in a situation where all instruments were filling the middle range on the stage, it was possible to control the sound with the gap. The sound that sounds a little pinching when you listen alone is also characteristic.
Nowadays, the operation with the familiar 9V battery
At that time it was groundbreaking.
New world standard. Active JJ style.
In the drumless ensemble, in order to fulfill the role of a rhythm instrument on the base, the sound of hitting the bass string on the bass drum, and the sound of the high -pitched strings pop into a snare drum, and chopped a driving rhythm. Playing. Larry Graham is said to be the founder, but with the advent of bassists who are good at evolving style, such as him and Marcus Miller, a new role on the base. In addition to the "powerful" role in the edge, the treble that sparkly sparkling was required as an accent of rhythm. It would be no mistake to say that the first one in response to such sound needs is Roger Sadowsky. A custom bass equipped with an active circuit on a clear and missing Fender Jazz Bass. This style is a new standard and is still used in many scenes.
Remodeled by Roger Sadowsky
Made in 1974 Fender Jazz Bass
Built -in active circuit
Tren/bass control has been added.
This is Sadowsky's JB style.
Completion of one of the modern style base.
To a new style. One answer to Maid in Japan.
Naturally, Japanese manufacturers were not indifferent to the movement of the new era with such an active circuit. Many name models have been created, such as Fabi of Fernandes, which imitates Alembic's circuit, and GRECO's GOB influenced by the B.C.RICH circuit. Above all, one of the representatives of Japan's world-class active models would be the IBANEZ musician series MC-924. The original active circuit created a heavy sound like an organ, and was used not only in Japan but also for the world's musicians, such as Sting and Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynot.
A model that represents Japan in the 80's.
To further Hard & Heavy
In the 1980s, the heavy metal movement ignites the times. The guitarists have remodeled Marshall's three -tiered stack to further distort, and have a harder and loud sound. In order to compete with such sound pressure, the base will require a tight and wild sound. A solid low -end that accelerates the sound even more without being buried in a heavy riff, without losing to the intense two buses. Various models are born to meet these needs, but one of the models that symbolizes such scenes is the NS-2 in Spactor. Equipped with an EMG pickup and an original circuit on the three -dimensional line through an ergonomic engine. It is a model that is a bass flagship that is good at heavy sound.
Heavy sound genealogy
After heavy metal movements cover the world, heavy sounds evolve more diverse. As symbolized by the genre of mixture, it is more heavy to loud. However, Warwick, which can be said to be the evolved version of SPECTOR, is not a roaring sound, but sometimes a funky and sometimes a solid, tight tone and glittering sense of omission. Equipped with an evolved active circuit using high -density and heavy material such as Bubinga and Wenge. It is a specification that can be said to be a modern heavyiness.
The photo shows Warwick Thumb Bass in 1997
The bold slant -mounted J type pickup creates a sharp bass.
A 18V specification circuit to get a clearer and wide range sound.
The starting point that continues to evolve. Leo Fender's insatiable exploration.
The change of such a music scene. And how did Leo Fender look at the change of the bass circuit, Leo Fender? Of course it wasn't silent. In 1972, Leo, who had already sold Fender to CBS, launched a new Musicman and worked on the design of new instruments. And in 1976, Stingray was a typical active base. Mount one large hambucking pickup on the bridge side and control with the original developed circuit. The powerful but flexible sound is not only a music scene at the time, but also a classic model that transcends the times, and is used by musicians representing each era, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers FLEA.
The photo is Musicman Stingray in 1982.
The big hambucking PU of pole piece is characteristic.
Volume, treble, bass control. Later, the middle was added and it became 3 bands.
An active circuit that can make a simple but flexible sound.
Leo Fender terminal station. G & L
Leo Fender's last brand. That is G & L. Here, models that can be said to be the culmination of Leo have been developed one after another. Later, I can see that it was a brand to do what I really wanted to do. It would be unwavering that the model that can be said to be such a representative work in G & L is the L-2000. Equipped with two hambucking pickups, a switch to switch between selector switches, coil split switches, and two -mode active circuits and passive mode can reproduce the base sound of all times where Leo was involved. It is a model.
G & L L-2000 in the 1990s
Original MFD hambucking pickup designed by Leo Fender.
The mini -switch can reproduce the sound of Jazz Bass, Precision Bass, and Stingray -style sound. Of course, the powerful 2 ham sound unique to L-2000 is also attractive.
The circuit is a mode that plays a fat sound, a mode that emphasizes high reble, and a passive selection. You can control from modern JB -style sound to vintage -like tone.
You can try everything with TC instruments!
From classic to super individuality.
Pick -up layouts and so on.
Traditional jazz bass style
Each band has a good balance, and the outline is clear.
Used artists: Jaco Pastorius, Marcus
Miller, Geddy Lee, etc.
Main brands: Fender, etc.
Needless to say, the royal road precision style
A warm and warm sound with a low noise due to the ham cancellation effect.
Used artist: James Lee Jamerson, SID
VICIOUS, STEVE HARRIS, etc.
Main brands: Fender, etc.
Now the classic prejeong and jazz -based good style
There is also a style called REVERSE P in the opposite direction, and a well -balanced sound with the moderate thickness of P and the clear sound of the contour of J, which is well -balanced.
Used artists: Duff McKagan, Stuart Zender, NATHAN EAST, etc.
Main brands: Fender, Warwick, SPECTOR, etc.
The wide range is low noise, the low mid features, and the thick and aggressive aggressive and aggressive sound is attractive.
Used artists: FLEA, Louis Johnson, Cliff
Main brands: Musicman, G & L, Gibson, etc.
◎ P-H (H-P)
Mix a hambucker attached to the bridge to a warm and fat sound of the pre -jeon.
It features a thick and fat sound.
Used artists: Akihiro Namba, Billy Sheehan, etc.
Main brands: ESP, YAMAHA, Sandberg, etc.
The impression is close to the P-H, but the balance between the clear missingness of J and the combination of a thick hambucker is ◎.
A variety of sound makeup is possible in combination with a hambucker series/parallel/tap switching.
Used artist: Tetsuya,
Main brands: LAKLAND
Fat and low frequencies are good in low noise.
Used artist: When
Main brands: SCHECTER, ESP, B.C.RICH, Fender Japan
3 single specifications that mounted J further on jazz bass. It is a little noisy because J has been added to the place where the ham is originally canceled in a rare combination. 。 。 The sound is well -balanced and a good sound. Famous for Fender's Bass VI.
Used artist: tetsuya, human time
Main brands: ESP, dingwall
Fat and low frequencies are good in low noise.
The bridge side J adds a moderate edge feeling and balance.
Used artist: Masara Yamashita
Main brands: ESP
A versatile type that allows a variety of combinations from J-J to J-H and H-H with a combination of each humbucker series/parallel/tap.
Cover from low noise, thick rock sound to delicate jazz -based sound!
Used artist: tetsuya, IKUO
Main brands: LAKLAND, Warwick, Tune
A layout that can be said to be a fusion of jazz bass and presidential base. The jazz -based bandwidth is well -balanced, the outline is clear, and the raw noise of a hot and warm sound is mixed with the hamcancell effect of the prescription, and depending on the wiring, each of them is used independently. A very well -balanced versatile type.
Used artist: STUART HAMM
Main brands: Fender
It is an impression close to J-P-J, but the powerful of the hambucker and the clear sound of the jazz-based outline are a better combination than it looks.
Used artist: Kenji Hino
Main brands: Atelier Z, Sandberg, etc.
◎ Each string independent pickup
Since each string is independent, balance adjustment to each string is possible.
There are many sounds that are well -balanced and calm from the low range to the high range. Our repairman Soichiro Tanaka is also praised!
Main brands: Atlansia, etc.
☆Main pickup manufacturer☆
Various manufacturers have picked up for replacement! Introducing a rough major manufacturer and its sound image for those who want to replace their bass because they don't like the sound and don't like the sound!
We are good at the sound of the so -called traditional jazz bass and the pickups for pre -vision bass.
◎ Seymour Duncan
From modern modern sounds to vintage styles, there are various options, from manufacturer modern to vintage, which develops wide sound pickups.
A manufacturer that lineup of various models from aggressive sounds such as hard rock and metal to modern vintage styles. In general, there are many unique and characteristic pickups, and there are a wide variety of models that cannot be escaped if you are addicted.
It features a low noise and sweet and elegant sound character. It is a pickup that is often mounted on a so -called high -end base, and has a moderate compression feeling for finger and slap.
Clear, low noise, active pickup with wide range sound. Not only the picking but also the finger and slaps output a clear sound with the outline.
◎ Lindy Fralin
A modern vintage sound that inherits the vintage style like a so -called Fender, which is good at traditional vintage style sounds, but incorporates modernity.
The vintage sound is reproduced, and the vintage -like sound from the pickup maker Fender, which is carefully manufactured by hand, is attractive.
~ Finally ~
The combination of base pickups varies. The play style changes depending on the difference in the combination, so it is interesting to try various things and find your ideals. Various pick -up layout basses are available in our shop one after another♪If you have a bass you are interested in, please come to the store.♪」