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Old 02-12-2013, 04:52 PM
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51 P pickup recommendation?

I'm considering a 51 P build (Warmoth).
Can anyone recommend a good 51 style pickup?
I know these are normally single coil. Does anyone make a humbucker?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:01 PM
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I've now read, Fralin split coils are good
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:06 PM
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^^ Indeed.

https://soundcloud.com/vin-tone/groove-sketch

Thats a Fralin straight into my ipad through an Apogee Jam. No EQ or effects.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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This is a nice one that I have on my Fender Sting:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/product...ngle_coilstac/
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:40 PM
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I just put a Fender '51 RI SCPB pickup in my CV 50's Squier p Bass that I'm very happy with... thick full round bottom with rounds and even bigger with GHS P Flats...

edit: tried a rail humbucker out of curiosity, sounded great but was far too modern and lost all the edge and clank of the SCPB pup

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:45 PM
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I just put a Fender '51 RI SCPB pickup in my CV 50's Squier p Bass that I'm very happy with... thick full round bottom with rounds and even bigger with GHS P Flats...

edit: tried a rail humbucker out of curiosity, sounded great but was far too modern and lost all the edge and clank of the SCPB pup
Is that the Japan pup? I have one unused, lined up for a build. You likey? and an improvement over the Squier CV pup?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:04 PM
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It came from the U.S. as a stock fender '51 RI part #003 5328 000 but I think you are correct that it is Japanese, could not confirm when I ordered it... it has the slightly raised pole pieces for the A and D which is ideal for the fingerboard radius of the RI bass and no problem on the Squier... I do prefer it, to me it has the edge on the Squier pup tonally but it's so close that setup could be influencing my A-B tests, it does hoever have ever so slightly wider pole pieces (1mm or less) which may explain it. I didn't do long comparison tests to be honest, it was more like, oh I think that's thicker... and I can't put the bass down long enough to re-test... I was going to record both after measuring distances etc.. I just figured I really liked it with the RI pup so I left it in...
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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I just put a Fender '51 RI SCPB pickup in my CV 50's Squier p Bass that I'm very happy with...
+1. I like that p'up, too.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:25 PM
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Good to know, Lo-E, and thanks to Pimm for your reply. I'm getting geared up for this build now ('51 RI and the Squier Telebucker). One thing I would dearly like to know - apols if this is hijacking - how does the 3-way switch on the SC Squier Telecaster Bass do its magic? I'd love to have that electronics installed as well.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:21 PM
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Good to know, Lo-E, and thanks to Pimm for your reply. I'm getting geared up for this build now ('51 RI and the Squier Telebucker). One thing I would dearly like to know - apols if this is hijacking - how does the 3-way switch on the SC Squier Telecaster Bass do its magic? I'd love to have that electronics installed as well.

Pleasure... good luck with the build, sorry I can't help with the switch info.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:25 PM
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their is not only one instrument so many are their like dual coils- hum bucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups, fat stacks- stacked humbucking 4/5/6 string bass pickups, big singles- single coil 4/5/6 string bass pickups, big splits- split coil 4/5/6 string bass pickups, 3b preamp, nj4-single coil 4 string jazz-type bass pickups. choose any one of the these.
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