I just ordered a MIM Deluxe P-Bass Special, mostly because I missed the growl of a precision and I love the Mexican actives Fender puts out.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Fender puts a little extra care into these basses due to their different electronics (whoa! almost said "upgraded electronics" but I got too much love for you passive boys
- I have a 2011 MIM Deluxe Active Jazz. I love the Noiseless pickups and I never thought much to upgrade them...
- However with this new bass I really fought myself on not picking up a bass with a single humbucker due to past issues with my EBMM basses not being versatile enough.
- I'm looking for tonal versatility. What, if any, are my best options to replace the J pickup on my new active P-Bass with a stacked humbucker? I've heard the stacked humbucker blends much better with the P pickup than the Noiseless J pickup, is this true?
- Are there any replacement active Precision pickups that bring more of a vintage sound with them?
I'm thinking if I make the right pickup selection and add a Hipshot bridge, I could give a lot of MIA Active P-Basses a run for their money. Please correct me if I'm wrong
Thanks in advance