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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!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    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

    Jan 20, 2013
    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"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
  4. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    Classic rock and alternative covers.
     
  5. elBandito

    elBandito

    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    cs60 pups are exactly the opposite of "tinny". Cant say the same for quarter pounders.
     
  6. deathsdj

    deathsdj

    Sep 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    I like the QP for rock.

    Cheers!

    MJW
     
  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    weird, my mim was so dark and muffled it sounded like an oboe
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Grissle

    Grissle

    May 17, 2009
  10. Randyt

    Randyt Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    If possible...try the Lollar pickups!!!...great vintage tone!
     
  11. PJRL

    PJRL

    Mar 27, 2010
    greenfield center NY
    CS, They have that sweet old classic J sound.
     
  12. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

    Jan 20, 2013
    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.
     
  13. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    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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