Anybody use the Original 62 P Pickups for rock?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by prater, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. prater

    prater Supporting Member

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    I've narrowed my search for new pickups down to the Duncan Quarter Pounders but I'm still very interested in the Fender Original 62.

    Anybody use these for heavy rock, metal, or anything similar. How do you they sound with pick style stuff or chords in drop tuning?

    Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic Supporting Member

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    Me. I have used them for rock, not metal. I think they sound great. I am somewhat familiar with the QP sound, but I have never owned them. They are probably great in a metal or heavy rock setting, but not for much else. I think the 62 RIP is far more versatile. The 62 rip carries a lot of midrange detail, so chording with it can create some beautiful deep overtones.
  3. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

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    If you are playing rock the 62's are great, my preference with metal is the spb-1. More usable tones. You need to be careful using QP's, depending on your type of bass they can be very muddy sounding on the bottom end. Just my 1-1/2cents.
  4. rfslick

    rfslick

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    Someone had to do this, so I'll get the stupid statement out of the way!
    'What do you imagine they played to record all those '60s classics'?
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  6. prater

    prater Supporting Member

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    Touche!

    Should have been more specific,

    90s Grunge and Nu-Metal.
  7. rfslick

    rfslick

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    Just kidding.... There's so much dissent on here. People get way too serious about anything you say. I just read so much about pro-level players, I want to throw up.
  8. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I would choose something different. It's basically a "best of" pickup. IMO it sounds good, but it's nothing fantastic.

    I'd look at a Model P or Willpower
  9. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

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    For Rock, Hard Rock and most Metal it is a great pickup. BUT if your wanting a more modern sound I'd go with an EMG over a 1/4 pounder. It's a much more refined scooped sound compared to the 1/4s.

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