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Making my Mexican Jazz sound like a Pedulla


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This is related to another post I had up, but slightly new, so I thought I'd repost. I want to put new pickups in my Mexican Jazz (so I don't have to buy a new bass). I really like the sound that Chris Wolstenholme of Muse gets with his Pedulla. It's nice and clean. Does anyone have any suggestions on what kind of pickups I might possibly be able to get. Don't worry about measurements, I'll check those out later. Thanks all!
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How do you make a $300 instrument sound like a $3,000 instrument?

 

If it were easy, there wouldn't be any $3,000 instruments.

 

That said, you might be able to cop the sound with some changes in electronics and technique. However, I doubt it will feel like the Pedulla. Feel is important; it really does influence your playing.

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I think most (if not all) Pedulla fretless fingerboards are coated. This makes quite a difference in the sound of the instrument. I don't know if the player whose sound you wish to emulate has a coated 'board or not, but chances are it is coated.

 

As already mentioned, there are the Bart pickups. Then there's also a Bart active preamp.

 

Lastly, if you like his recorded sound, remember that there's a whole lot going on during the recording that processes the tone. IF you like his live sound, also learn about what he uses for amplification. Just a reminder that as far as the tools go, there's more involved than just the bass.

 

Then there are technique issues...

 

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Barts are great, but

 

"Barts alone do not a Pedulla make."--Yoda

 

If you want your Mexi jazz sound like a Pedulla, start with Barts, then replace the tuners, bridge, electronics, neck and body with Pedulla parts. That'll get you close.

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Originally posted by bubbaupright:

Barts are great, but

 

"Barts alone do not a Pedulla make."--Yoda

 

If you want your Mexi jazz sound like a Pedulla, start with Barts, then replace the tuners, bridge, electronics, neck and body with Pedulla parts. That'll get you close.

Funny you say that. I work with Mr. Pedulla's brother and mentioned this thread to him. He said pretty much exactly what you said bubbaupright. :D

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