Power Trio Bass Pickup Choice

Here is a list of some power trio bands that I like + their typical bass of choice.

BandBass typeProducerBass pickupUsual guitarGuitar pickup
AudioslaveStingRayMusicManHumbuckerTelecasterSingle
Green DayPrecisionFenderHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
John Mayer TrioPrecisionFenderHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
NirvanaPrecisionFenderHumbuckerJaguarSingle
PolicePrecisionFenderSingleTelecasterHumbucker
RATMStingRayMusicManHumbuckerTelecasterSingle
RHCPStingRayMusicManHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
RushJazzFenderSingleLes PaulHumbucker
SRVPrecisionFenderHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
Winery DogsPrecisionYamahaHumbuckerTelecasterSingle

What I’m about to say is a limited subjective observation and I’m sure that there are countless exceptions to it; however, power trios that I like seem to cross-match humbuckers with single coils. Usually.

In other words; if the guitarist is using single coils, the bassist is using humbuckers – and vice-versa.

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