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51 Pickup in 24 fret position on a Fender P

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Hevy T, Jan 20, 2013.


  1. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I want to put a 51 P bass pup in the 24 fret position for a Rickish sound. Here are my options;

    1. MIM P Bass 60th anniversary edition

    2. Buy another MIM P bass

    3. Buy a Blacktop Jazz ( I know the neck pup is closer to the neck on this one)

    What do you gear hounds think? Think the 60th anniversary edition
    would gain value over the years if it is left 100% stock?
     
  2. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    bump
     
  3. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Doing the upgrade to the 60th Anniversary, will post photos and sound clips when I get it back
     
  4. ojo

    ojo Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Round Lake
    Coincidentally, I am planning on doing exactly this mod. I was debating which pickup to put in that location, but since I've got an extra Duncan SCPB-3 lying about, that's the one I'm gonna use.

    So, I'm very interested in hearing what it sounds like for you.

    As a side note, I'm probably going to go with V/T/3-way switch, how 'bout you?

    Oh, and I don't think it's going to really do anything to the value of the bass. To the right buyer it's an attractive improvement, to the wrong buyer, it's a pointless mod. I think the key is how WELL the mod is done - from an aesthetic point of view.

    Joe
     
  5. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I am putting in a Duncan designed 51 P bass pup (If I don't like it I will change it for a 1/4 pounder 51. My tech thinks that it should be angled so the pole pieces line up right. I to am going with a 3 position tele switch. I can't wait to get it back and try it out.
     
  6. takeout

    takeout Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Kansas City area
    Consider a "stealth" version: mount it under the pickguard. With a hot enough pickup it'd work.
     
  7. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Got the job done, it looks awesome, but the pickup is DEAD:crying:Going to have to wait for a new pickup. I think we are going with a 51 Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder
     
  8. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    6 to 8 weeks backorder aggghhh!!!!:crying::crying::crying:
     
  9. Are you planning on dual output jacks?
     
  10. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Not right now, I might change my mind down the road, I always wanted to experiment with stereo, but right now I am having a hard enough time just getting a stinking pickup:rollno:
     
  11. ojo

    ojo Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Round Lake
    Hey, you ever do this mod?
     
  12. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    I'd love to hear this thing.
     
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