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American Pups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by John Deacon, Mar 2, 2008.


  1. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Im going to buy a mexi p bass. What pups do you recommend for an american p bass sound?
     
  2. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    You can't beat these is you REALLY want that authentic p bass sound.

    http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0992046000

    Several internet retailers sell them, such as:

    http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/partsalesfenderbasspups.htm

    Or, if you want "aftermarket", I recommend one of Seymour Duncan's Antiquity sets:

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/antiquity/bass/

    Whatever you do, don't put on a set of Duncan Quarter Pounders if you want traditional P bass sound - they are definitely different.
     
  3. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia

    I just want it to sound like the new american p bass. or an american p basses in general.
     
  4. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
  5. Sleeq

    Sleeq

    Feb 13, 2008
    Lebanon/Kuwait
    If you mean American Series/American Standard, then you have no choice but to buy one of those.

    Fender only sells reissue pickups. Just buy an MIA P!
     
  6. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    I would try your hand at a used American.

    Can't be much more than a MIM + a new p'up good enough to emulate the sound.
     
  7. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia

    What sites sell them?
     
  8. www.ebay.com
     
  9. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Sorry, I meant, like, actual retail sites. Basscentral?
     
  10. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Are there sites with soundclips of different pups? Besides youtube?
     
  11. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Virginia
    Actually, i looked into it. It will save me about 500 bucks.
     
  12. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    Hmm... ok then. Still look around Ebay, just in case. I've seen people get a used American for $500.

    For different pickup clips: http://www.basstasters.com
     
  13. joelb79

    joelb79

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    [shameless plug]Why not get a Nordstrand NP4? I happen to have one for sale.[/shameless plug]

    www.basspartsresource.com has Fender pickups. More of a selection than your normal parts retailer. They also sell on ebay as well but I've had better responses from them on their website.
     

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