I bought this pickup along with an Art of Tone wiring kit to upgrade the electronics in an MIM Fender Precision. All I can say is this is what a P-bass is supposed to sound like. Full and strong bass, a slight scoop in the mids, and enough treble but not too much. It's not the cheapest P pickup around, but it's not ridiculously expensive either. I think I got my money's worth.
"Punchy and growly; just what I want in a P-Bass!"
Pros - - Fender sells them separately rather than you having to buy the Am. Std. just for the pickup.
- Cloth-covered wiring makes it sturdy and unable to snap easily
- Screws included.
Cons - - Kind of expensive, but I've seen pricier.
- Foam not high enough for my liking
I've played around with many P-Bass pickups, from stock MIM to QPs, to AVRI'63s....but I can say the CS'62 pickup by Fender are my favourite sets.
The output on the website says 6/4/6 (B/M/T), but I don't hear a loss or reduction in the mids. It's audible and gives the bass more punch. The lows are not lost while the highs are given a small boost so you can get some sick plectrum sounds or slapping tones.