Which PickUp to choose? (Jamerson Sound)

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  1. JonesJones

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    Not the 62 Original. I just yanked it out of my Precision and put in the EMG Geezer Butler P and the Geezer blows the 62 Orig away for that kind of thing. The 62 Orig isn't the worst pickup on the market, but it's kind of bright and shrill. Have not tried the new CS pickup, but the Geezer was modeled on one of Bobby Vega's early 60's Precision pickups and has this awesome mid response that I've not heard in other aftermarket pickups. Add in quick connectors and that's clearly my choice.
     
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    Thanks JimmyM.

    "..Add in quick connectors.." ?
     
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    Either an Original 62' or Duncan SBP-1 will get you there. They are both great vintage sounding P pickups. I have no clue about the Custom 62, I didn't even know it was a thing.
     
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    Ya, the EMG's come with pots and everything attaches with molex quick connectors, so there's no soldering involved in a typical installation.
     
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    I see.

    Is this what you mean?..
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    So, the EMG come as full package (means we supposed to also change the volume & tone potentiometers and all the cables off our P-Bass, right?).

    I'm very interested.
     
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    Yes, they come as a full package. One nice thing about that is in a Precision, you can just lift out the pickup and wiring without breaking any solders, which could potentially affect the value of your bass down the road should you sell it. Might need to install a new bridge ground, but that's a piece of cake that you can do with any thin piece of insulated wire.
     
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    The '62 Originals with broken in flats seem to be the farthest thing from shrill I can imagine. Compared to some Jamerson isolated tracks its pretty close to dead-on. However I haven't heard them with rounds so that may be a different case and the EMG's may be better in that context.
     
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    Hello JimmyM?...
     
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    So you're saying broken in flats are darker in the highs than new rounds?

    :D

    Well here's an idea of what the Geezer P and 62 Original sound like on the same 09 AmStd Precision bass with new rounds. The 62 Orig is first, the Geezer second. I think I'll do a flats track tonight a little later too:


     
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    ^Well that is sure making me obsess about swapping out my 1/4 lb.ers for the Geezers!

    Thanks for the audio! Hmmm...what to sell now?.....

    Great playing too. Clean.
     
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    Nice Soundclips of Excellent bass playing JimmyM.

    Obviusly I prefer the EMG Geezer.

    I'll be very thankful & waiting for the P-Bass flat wound sound clip with that pick up please.

    Big TY
     
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    Thx Jones...let me get a shower and restring the bass and I'll see what I can do...
     
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    Damn Jimmy, You almost have me sold on the Geezers now
     
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    OK, here's clips of my 76 Precision strung with Chromes, and comparing a Fender 62 Custom Shop from like 2000 or 2001 and the Geezer. Don't know how similar this one is to the new 62 Custom. It's slightly more to my liking than the 62 Original but a lot more alike than different. But the Geezer is still way more to my liking than either of them. I play a little Jamerson in one of the clips, but I don't really have the bass tuned up for that Jamerson sound. I'd have to dig out my B-15 and crank it way up for that, and it's too late at night ;)
     
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    The Geezer p/ups sound more articulate, especially when you played 'War Pigs'.
     
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    It's OK Jimmy, It's Perfect.
    Even without the B15 sound clip, I already get the clear information of how good this PUP is, as your word and demo prove it.
    I may be wrong, but I'm sure this is the PUP on the market that closest to what I'm searching for.
    I'll buy it. No doubt.

    Thanks Jimmy
     
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    Hope you, jaypee, DerTeufel and Hopkins enjoy them!

    :D
     

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