Power Trio Bass Pickup Choice

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

BandUsual bassBass pickupUsual guitarGuitar pickup
AudioslaveStingRayHumbuckerTelecasterSingle
Green DayPrecisionHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
John Mayer TrioPrecisionHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
NirvanaPrecisionHumbuckerJaguarSingle
PolicePrecisionSingleTelecasterHumbucker
RATMStingRayHumbuckerTelecasterSingle
RHCPStingRayHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
RushJazzSingleLes PaulHumbucker
SRVPrecisionHumbuckerStratocasterSingle
Winery DogsYamahaHumbuckerTelecasterSingle

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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