'78 Pbass Pickup help

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by feefifofum, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. feefifofum


    Sep 3, 2003
    Seattle, WA

    First post.

    I'm building a new rig for a Pop/Rock project. Here's the rundown.

    Ampeg SVT2 Pro
    Ampeg 810E

    I just picked up a '78 Pbass, it's in good playable shape ( all original at present).

    I'm not concerned about resale, it'll be a players bass. I'm doing the setup at present ( badass II bridge replacement).

    the stock pickup isn't soundin very good, so I'm lookin at a replacement.

    I've read through all the archives on pbass replacement pickups, but it all comes down to opinions unless I mention what I'd like to hear.

    Here's a clip of a tune where the bass is in the direction I'd like the sound to go ( this was recorded with a '74 pbass)


    So, it looks like my pickup options are:

    Fender '62 reissue
    Rio Grande Muy Grande
    Rio Grande Vintage P
    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder

    Any direction appreciated, otherwise, I'm just gonna have to start goin through them until I find "the one" =)


  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Well, since a BadAss II is a bolt-on replacement, you should just hang onto the parts just in case you ever sell them.

    On the other hand, if you want to sell the old pickup, you've got a buyer :D