|Musicbiz60 ||08-24-2013 09:16 PM |
Fende P Bass upgrade
I have a Squire/Fender medium scale P bass (32") from Japan. This dates to '84-'87 and I love it. However, I recently tried one of the new Squire medium scale Tele basses with one single coil. This has a much more powerful sound and this leads me to think about upgrading my original pickups.
Fender has a few different models of pickups - "Original," "'62," "57," maybe more. Any comments would be appreciated.
|Linnin ||08-24-2013 09:30 PM |
Leave your MIJ Squier bass all original. You will ruin it's value if you modify it. Instead buy the Squier Tele Bass. It's only $300. A pickup and luthier's labor will come close to that much. Besides it's fun to buy new basses. :)
"Its only $300" - maybe to some that puts quite a dent in the wallet and is the difference between rent and street? Or food and hunger?
Research pickups. Research soldering. Pick out a pickup and buy it. Install it yourself. Save the old pickup in case you ever want to sell the bass. You can re-install, thereby retaining its value.
|mrb327 ||08-24-2013 11:17 PM |
Soldering iron is cheap, and I have been very pleased with the 62
"Reissue" fender pup
|darkstorm ||08-25-2013 03:07 PM |
Id be more prone to use seymour duncan or emg P pup for upgrade. For sound preferance. I prefer more agressive modern sound.
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