Which pickup for a Precision mod :)
I got lucky and got a dirt cheap Asian '51 Precision knock-off at a really low price. The bass is actually not bad, the neck and body are worth hanging on to, but the pickup is pretty crappy.
So I am debating whether I should mod it into a Cabronita and route in a Filtertron pickup (or a TV Jones if I'm really gonna add money to it), or just upgrade the pickup with a Quarter pounder or something to that effect. This is unknown territory for me, however, as I have no experience with any of these pickups. The aim is to make a "rock'n'roll" and "old school" type Precision bass for those "retro" gigs that I play once every 15th year :D
So what should I pick?! Filtertron/TV Jones or keep the single-coil Telecaster vibe?
And if I go the last route, should I go for the Seymour Duncan Basslines Hot or Quarterpounder, or the Antiquity one?
Any thoughts and recommendations highly appreciated :hyper:
This is what the bass looks like now:
I'd stick with one pickup.
I am using a bassculture pickup on a 51' style P bass and can recommend it wholeheartedly.
I was gonna stick with one pickup, but if I go "Cabronita", I would have to widen the routing to accomodate a Filtertron or a TV Jones. So, keep the Telecaster look and feel, or go for something like this:
If you have some hand tools and the skill to use them.
Pretty cool add on pup.
There was a thread somewhere of someone picking up a Rickenbacker pickup cover and pickup.. the big chrome job by the bridge. You'll get a single coil sound and have a very unique bass if you can play with that hunk of metal as a thumb rest.
Rio Grande Muy Grande.
Cool ideas, guys :-) I ordered a one music direct replacement as the guy in the Squier thread used, will see if that is a good improvement in itself. This is definitely a good test bed bass, it's got decent build quality and sounds nice dry, so maybe I should test different things in it :-) first off, let's see the one music one. Then I guess anything could be tested :-)
I love the Rio Grande :-)
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