Golem's new P Dlx

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Golem's new P Dlx

Postby Golem » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:10 pm

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I just hadda bring it home ....

[GC was giving it away, and I never had a "real" Fender.]

The enlarged pole slugs are neo magnet disks. They cling tight, no
installation required .... unless you consider lowering the PU and
resetting the intonation to be "installation". Anywho, no real mod.
Sooper powers the chosen poles, so that twin-J bridge PU is now
sounding like a reverse-P PU.

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Re: Golem's new P Dlx

Postby ghiadub » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:43 pm

I had one of those. One of my big regrets was selling it. Never ever used that bridge pickup though.

Question for you G-Man, what is the purpose of the extra magnets? (How does it change the sound)
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Re: Golem's new P Dlx

Postby Rhian Batson » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Yup, me too ... I mean regretting selling my P deluxe. Beautiful bass Golem. I too am interested in how those magnets work/effect the sound?

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Re: Golem's new P Dlx

Postby Golem » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:55 pm

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The sound is stronger and more 'artificial' .... if you consider
typical electric bass sound to be 'more natural'. The overall
EQ doesn't seem greatly altered, but sustain is reduced, and
there's sometimes a minor echo-like effect.

I am generalizing, cuz I've treated a variety of basses to the
"Neo Boost". The effect on the P-bass in particular is quite
pronounced .... increased mids, some eerie echo, thumpy
reduced sustain .... but thaz cuz I included the P-PU. The
"odd" effects geenrally derive from the forward PU, where
strings are more easily affected by magnetic drag.

I suspect that the effect on intonation and the echo effect
are related. The powerful drag of the forward PU is a sort of
"soft witness point" vs the hard witness point which is the
bridge saddle. So .... the string actually has two different
"speaking lengths", or maybe it's three: the short section,
the long section, and the whole thing all together.

Anywho, it costs $7 to do the P-bass the way I did it, and
there are no real mods involved. I get the magnets in the
arts & crafts section of WalMart. So it's cheaper and easier
to try it out than to figger out what my text decription is
trying to describe.


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