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P bass pickups...prog, rock etc...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by raul, Feb 21, 2014.


  1. raul

    raul

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    Thinking of swapping pickups on my MIM P bass. Want a nice strong P bass tone for rock prog etc...I have lots of pedals for grit and grind etc.
    Thinking of:

    Model P
    SPB-1
    Fender 62 Original
    Fralin or Lollar or Wilde

    What would give me a really great sound for what I play? I love Geddy, Eantwhistle, Squire etc...want to make my own sound but based on those guys tone, which I love...but with my P bass...

    Which pickups? One of those, or something else?
     
  2. Lownote38

    Lownote38

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    Fralin all the way for me.
     
  3. Teacher

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    I'd throw the Wilde P-46 into that mix.
     
  4. Jefff

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  6. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

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    SPB-1 for me BUT 62 is great too! Especially if using effects...
     
  7. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Model P OR check out the SPB-4 by Seymour duncan. I know its a signature pickup, but its a very hot midrangey pickup that is perfect for what you are describing. I had the SPB-4 and it was a fantastic pickup for those kinds of sounds.
     
  8. raul

    raul

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    Still trying to settle. Just want a good strong pickup! I've got pedals for the rest...
     
  9. DrowningBrian

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