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Difference between types of Precision pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MrWalker, Dec 18, 2013.


  1. MrWalker

    MrWalker

    Apr 3, 2002
    Norway
    Talking about the 51 single coil design vs the newer spilt coil design vs the Cabronita/Filtertron design.

    How do these compare with respect to vibe/sound?
     
  2. manchild

    manchild

    Jan 30, 2008
    Did a search and found this post - can anybody give a basic definition of these? In particular - split coil vs cabronita filtertron?
     
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  4. manchild

    manchild

    Jan 30, 2008
  5. Soundwise the Split Coil will have the fullest sound without any hum like the single coil and it will be brighter on the D and G string. The single coil has a little less mids, sharper attack, and pretty good bottom end. The D and G won't have as much treble but will still retain that sharp attack. I always though that the single coil P bass pickup would be weak sounding until I played a 68 Telecaster bass. I was really suprised. Like I said it's not as full bodied as the split P but has its own characteristics. You have to try one to understand it. Try to find a nice reissue, Sting Sig, or even a Telecaster (pre 71).
     
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  6. manchild

    manchild

    Jan 30, 2008
    Thanks spirit - do you (or anyone) know how the Cabronita/Filtertron will sound like compared to the split coil - given that it is a true humbucker albeit a small one? Will it be thumpy and mid orientated?

    Thanks.
     
  7. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Here is a link i found on youtube, may help.
     
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  8. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Heres the squier
     
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  9. I have yet to try the Cabronita but from what I see and hear, I would choose a more traditional P bass pickup (SC or Split).
     
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  10. manchild

    manchild

    Jan 30, 2008
    Thanks guys - anyone else heard this pickup and have any views on it? Does it sound thick/fat like you would expect a humbucker to sound?
     



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