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Precision Replacement Pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stonewall, Dec 10, 2013.


  1. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    what is a good replacement pickup for a Fender Precision.I play Classic Rock i hate ultra highs, love vintage woody punchy middy tones not into slap at all.Love a growly bass i use LaBella Flatty,s?
     
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    You want a vintage tone with ultra highs and lots of woody mid punch? I cannot help you there but if you want just a good vintage tone I really like the Seymour Duncan vintage pickups(SPB-1)
     
  3. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    It says i hate ultra highs.
     
  4. Biggbass

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    +1 on the Duncan SPB-1.
     
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  6. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

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    Aguilar AG 4P-60's will get you there.
     
  7. SRCRS

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    Fender's Reissue '62 P-Bass Pickup is really good for that rock tone, and its priced well too. Also, Fralins.
     
  8. jd_watt

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    I'd definitely like to see some suggestions too. I have 2003 American P that I'm considering upgrading. Not sure if the money would be better put toward a different amp/cab or an entirely different bass.
     
  9. SonnyBassPlayer

    SonnyBassPlayer

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    I suggest the Fender Original '62 PU sold by Fender. Great price in comparison to other pickups alike, and great sound, tone, output. Not high pitched, full pof mids :) I have those on 2 P-basses.
     
  10. dvlmusic

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  11. Hapa

    Hapa

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    Nordstrand makes a modern and vintage P-bass replacement pickup
     
  12. howlin

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    David Allen 1088CS works great in my P-bass FWIW.
     
  13. kimokeo

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    Got DiMarzio DP127's in mine. They work really great, especially if you hate ultra high end.
     
  14. JimK

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    I put the vintage one in my '64...I like.
     
  15. HenningSB

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    I bought the Lace Aluma P-bass pickups for my '57 Reissue, they sound incredible! Good low-end and mid-punch!
     
  16. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist

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    +1 on the '62 Bright enough mids without high freq finger squeak.
     
  17. lopesraphael

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    I got a SPB-1 from Seymour Duncan in my MIM 60th anniversary. I play in a blues and in a classic rock band. Absolutely satisfied.

    Fair price? SBP-1 or RI-62.

    Boutique? Pricey? Nordstrand or Fralins.
     
  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    I think the Fender 62RI are probably the brightest of the bunch, followed by the SPB-1.

    I used a Fralin stock wind for a long time and thought it was well balanced and definitely not as bright as the 62RI pup I currently use.

    I have a Lollar stock wind en route from Seattle as we speak, so I can't give a suggestion on that, but I'm definitely chomping at the bit to do so :)
     
  19. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

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    5% over-wound Fralins would do this for you.
     
  20. LoTone

    LoTone Gold Supporting Member

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    Bartolini 8S. I have a used set if you want to try...
     

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