american std p bass pickups in mim p bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by groovking, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. is there any benefit to this?............... i did use a set of a american std jazz pickups in a mim jazz bass and it worked out nicely, nice tone and i finally got rid of the noise of the mim pickups, ...not hum wondering if anyone would have any experience with american std p bass pick ups in a mim p bass.........any appreciable difference. is it worth it like it was on my jazz bass,...... the only p bass i got hanging around is a 62 ri and thats got a vintage p pick up. also is there any distinguishing marks to identify an american made set of fender p pickups from mim fender pickups?????,..... the color wires? etc.. thanks all!!
  2. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    The stock pickup in the MIM P is pretty weak. Replacing it with an Am Std pup would give you a definite improvement in tone. A Bartolini 8S would be an even better upgrade.