What's the thinking behind having two pickups sited close together in the neck position? The most notable example is perhaps the Hofner 500 from 61 -
There's also the Epiphone Allen Woody model. Is this a sweet spot in terms of harmonic response or some such thing? I had an Allen Woody a few years ago, it was the first bass I got after taking it up again after a long break and I found the pickups generally to be pretty bland with no notable difference between the two. Did I have a poor example or is that it?