I've got a candy red Affinity P that I bought off a mate.
I dig the way it plays but I mainly bought it to record different tones as an alternative to my active bass and this is where this entry level instrument seems to fall squarely on its bottom.
The reality is I don't think that the pickup in the Affinity is ever going to afford me a good tone. It's loose around the edges, lacks definition and output and just sounds uninspiring. I was thinking about swapping it for a Fender Original P-Bass Pickup, which I'm assuming is higher quality.
Problem is I don't have any idea how much difference this will make to the instrument's tone and therefore I don't know it it's worth it. Spending $100 on the pickup will cost me $30 more than I paid for the entire bass.
Anyone ever done this before? I know a lot of people mod Squiers so hopefully somebody has some advice?
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