I wanted an inexpensive back up bass so I purchased a loaded Squier Vintage Modified P bass body. It's sunburst with a black pickguard and a Jazz pickup in the bridge position. I mated this to an all maple Mighty Mite neck. The results were fantastic. Now I compared the tone to my other two P basses. One is a 73 with the original pickup taken out and replaced with a Seymour Duncan Spb4 Steve Harris model. The other is a customized parts bass (my main gigging bass) Alder body, Maple neck and Bartolini CBPB and J pick up. I love the the Steve Harris pickup. It is punchy, nice mids, tight lows, and just the right amount of top end to provide that nice clank. The Bartolini CB series is also really great although a bit expensive. They have a nice high-fi tone a little less mids than I'm used to, but a nice even across the spectrum tone that's a tad on the bright side. So these Squier pickups, mostly the P bass pickups, sound amazing. They are just as good as my two expensive sets. They have high output, terrific Mid range response, which is very important in a P bass, and nice highs and lows. I couldn't believe it. The jazz pickup resembles a Dimarzio, but is a regular ceramic magnet single coil. It hums like any other single coil but it still has a nice soloed tone. Is Squier really amping up their quality or did I just luck out?