Quarter Pounders or Custom Shop Jazz Pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Clark Westfield, Nov 16, 2013.


  1. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor! Supporting Member

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    Looking to improve the tinny sound of a MIM Jazz bass.

    What is your take with Duncan Quarter Pounders vs Custom Shop 60 's?
  2. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

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    I guess we would need to know what
    type of music you will be playing. I use the custom shops because I want a full, old school tone. I play with chrome flats, fwiw.
  3. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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  4. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor! Supporting Member

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    Classic rock and alternative covers.
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  6. elBandito

    elBandito

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    cs60 pups are exactly the opposite of "tinny". Cant say the same for quarter pounders.
  7. deathsdj

    deathsdj Supporting Member

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    I like the QP for rock.

    Cheers!

    MJW
  8. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    weird, my mim was so dark and muffled it sounded like an oboe
  9. superjesus

    superjesus Supporting Member

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    I really dig the CS pups. Couldn't put down a bass with them a week ago. Just such a sweet tone to my ears.

    For the record, I've played QPs in P and J form and am not the least bit satisfied with their tone, FWIW.
  10. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

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  11. Randyt

    Randyt Supporting Member

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    If possible...try the Lollar pickups!!!...great vintage tone!
  12. PJRL

    PJRL

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    CS, They have that sweet old classic J sound.
  13. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

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    I'd say cs too. They may not be heavy enough if the classic rock you play is of the metal variety. Although jpj used an old jazz for zep records.
  14. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor! Supporting Member

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    I had a gift card for Guitar Center and ordered them today.

    BACKORDERED FROM FENDER!!!!!

    They must be good if Fender can't make them fast enough.

    Unfortunately Abigail Ybarra retired.

    Mabee there is some NOS pick-ups laying around that she wound?
    :bawl:

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