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500k pots and quarter pounds on P bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bass Pal, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Bass Pal

    Bass Pal

    Oct 28, 2017
    Hey, I'm new here on TB, this is my first post!
    Anyway, i currently own a Squier Classic Vibe 70s P bass and i absolutely love it, however I've been wondering about modifying it adding seymour duncan quarter pounds along with 500k pots, anybody got any idea what can i expect as a result? I know it'll increase output and add treble on my signal but it may be too much? I tend to use a lot the volume and tone knobs on my bass a lot so i think i could attenuate the output and treble with that, anyways, what do you think?
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    "I tend to use a lot the volume and tone knobs on my bass"

    There's your answer, if it's too much high end for you, just back it off.
    I'd rather have more horsepower than I needed & just ease back on the throttle, than have to push the pedal to the floor & still not get top speed.
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  3. It's a very subtle thing. People go overboard with concerns about pot values. In a blind test, you wouldn't know what was in a bass unless someone told you.

    In any case, I thought that everyone used 500k pots with those pickups?
  4. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    I have no complaint with the tone from CV70P , but her tone is more forward to aggressive side.
    I believe you just tweak your amp EQ in Smile shape to get QP-like scoop tone.

  5. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    I am partial to 500k with QPs. They open them up just a little bit more, so it doesn't sound so congested.
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