The title nearly says it all. This was a case of me sampling pickups that were new to me, for discovery rather than seeking a particular sound, and stumbling on one that fit the test bass perfectly. With this 1973 Precision P/J, upon swapping the Lollar split coil P pickup into it, I reached the dreaded “end of the musical chairs music”: as it was at that moment, the instrument sounded perfect to me, complete, so any untried pickups were left with one less home. Several months ago, this happened when I swapped a set of attrib. 1966 Fender Jazz Bass pickups into a Custom Shop bass. Though I owned other worthy contenders, some untried, I was forced to acknowledge that with those pickups in it, the bass was complete. Heard both alone and blended to any degree with the Klein 1962 Epic Series Jazz Bass bridge pickup that already was installed in the 1973 Precision, the Lollar split coil P pickup sounds one part glorious and one part simply “right”. That sense of right-ness is variously like a track that sits well in a mix, or a feeling that the instrument always was meant to sound that way. The sonic characteristic to which I attribute this is the Lollar split coil P pickup's well-balanced, but prominent low midrange with just a sweet, understated cushion of low bass beneath it. At first I was unconvinced, noting that this bass now sounded as if it had a slight head cold. The Lollar pickup was replacing a superb Arcane Inc. 65 Experience P pickup whose spectral balance was quite different. From the low midrange down, the Arcane 65 P's low end response was about the reverse of the Lollar's. After several weeks, I grew accustomed to the Arcane's voice in this bass. So it took me a few minutes to reject both familiarity and novelty, to try to hear and feel the new sound for what it was. The glory part of the Lollar pickup's sound was its richness. Once I had its heights adjusted well enough, while playing it for some minutes I muttered “Harmonics...,” lingering on sustained notes and simple chords. This 1973 Precision Bass is heavy in weight, and sonically a snarling, sensitive beast. Its beautiful, rich and prominent harmonics only need to be properly conveyed. Like the Klein bridge J pickup in it, the Lollar P pickup did this bass full justice in that way. Special thanks go to Laurent, who inadvertently reminded me that I owned this Lollar pickup. Who knows when it would have gotten its chance otherwise.