2008 era P bass - factory vs aftermarket sound clips?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Dec 9, 2012.


  1. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

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    Anyone have sound clips comparing the stock MIA p bass pickups on a 2008 era P bass to aftermarket ones? I'm mostly interested in the custom shop 60s, Seymour Duncan spb1 or the angular 60s one. Thanks!
  2. tonymcbony

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    I do but they're between stock, NP4 and the Fralin P
  3. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

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    Cool, would love to hear em
  4. sigmafloyd

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  6. Coughdrops

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    In my 08 I've tried: stock, SPB1, Fender Originals, Aguilar, Lollar, Vintage Vibe, Novak and Antiquity II.

    All the aftermarket ones were a more classic take compared to the stock pickup. I found the SPB1 and Fenders to be my favorites by far, with a slight edge to Fender (at least for now). They are also two of the cheaper options.
  7. sigmafloyd

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    Wow. How big of a difference did they make compared to say string choice or amp choice?
  8. Coughdrops

    Coughdrops Supporting Member

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    Amp choice def has the most noticeable sound changing effect. All else being equal, most of those pickups offered incremental changes in sound and in some cases I think you'd never notice on a gig. Having been through all those, I would invest minimally if you are going to experiment. Start with the Fenders or SPB1 first and see what you think.
  9. reverendrally

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