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2008 P bass pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Dec 23, 2012.


  1. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Hey guys, I'm trying to gauge the 2008 stock P bass pickup against the Fender Original replacement. If you've played both, how would you compare the sounds of these? I've heard the 2008 described as a more overwound sound, is that right?
     
  2. ljazz

    ljazz

    Dec 10, 2002
    Cookeville, TN
    The stock mia 2008 pup is very wide sounding. Not nearly as low mid focused as the OV pup. I swapped mine out, and I'm glad I did...... much more P sounding IMO.
     
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  4. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Thanks for the info. Something about the tone of my '08 has never 100% clicked. Its always seemed a little harsh, I'm looking for something with a bit more mellow.
     
  5. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    I've played the AVRI Precision (which has the 62 pickup) against the Standard and heard a big difference. Didn't like the Standard much at all as it had kind of a nasally quality.
     
  6. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    The stock pick up in my 08 is awesome.
     
  7. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Bump for more opinions. Might be spending my christmas gift card on one of these :) Trying to decide if it's a worthwhile upgrade for my 2008 American Standard P
     
  8. ljazz

    ljazz

    Dec 10, 2002
    Cookeville, TN
    Dude, it's like a 70 dollar mod (tops... I found mine for like 50 bucks). You won't be sorry. Much more focus in the low-mids.... it will make your Pbass sound like a Pbass. There is a reason they started putting in a different pup in 2012.
     
  9. sigmafloyd

    sigmafloyd Supporting Member

    May 1, 2011
    Cool, I'm not so much worried about the price than I am putting my bass under the knife
     
  10. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    It's not much more invasive than changing strings.
     
  11. ljazz

    ljazz

    Dec 10, 2002
    Cookeville, TN
    I think it took me all of 15minutes to do the swap...... and I'm horrible with a soldering iron. LOL!
     



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