Parts experiment

Parts experiment

I had this double J-Reverse P-J setup before the bass virtuoso Stu Ham did with his signature bass from Fender. I showed the prototype to Ritchie Fliegler before he was with Fender R&D. I wonder if he borrowed my idea????? on purpose???? The P pickup is a custom wind from Yamaha R&D department after I did many trials with Bartolinis in the mid 1980s. This was prototype #1. as you can see I have pulled the J 5 string pickups for other home projects but the Reverse P sounds pretty good by itself. No Controls anymore, just Pickup to jack out. Very light Swamp ash body with rosewood fingerboard. It is just sitting in the garage right now, as parts.. But she does sound pretty freakin' good if you ask me.. very tight B-string, and a snappy round G-string.