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2008 era P bass - factory vs aftermarket sound clips?

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


  1. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    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

    tonymcbony

    Mar 21, 2006
    I do but they're between stock, NP4 and the Fralin P
     
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  4. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    Cool, would love to hear em
     
  5. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
  6. Coughdrops

    Coughdrops Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Florida
    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

    sigmafloyd

    May 1, 2011
    Wow. How big of a difference did they make compared to say string choice or amp choice?
     
  8. Coughdrops

    Coughdrops Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Florida
    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.
     



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