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Basslines SPB-3 or DiMarzio Will Power (middle obvious)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rosbif, Apr 14, 2010.


  1. Hey!
    My name is Ivan and im new in this forums (;
    i hope some of you could help me with this.

    The thing is, im a new bassist (if i could call me that way)
    firstly because i Love the sound it produces, its full of power!

    Well here is my doubt: i choose an SX bass as my first bass
    and he has a rosewood fingerboard. I like the tone it has but
    i enjoy playing Hardcore/Metalcore/Hard rock (you know, that
    kind of music) so i wanted to change pups. Ive done some
    research and those two pickups came out ahead for this genres
    (i think) but i want to know some expert advices (;

    My bass has p/j configuration, so i would like to know wich j
    pup will fit better to the p-pup (for the genres ive said)

    Or if you think it will be better without j pup, i will buy a precision bass.

    Tha-thanks :X
     
  2. metal_ch

    metal_ch

    Apr 10, 2005
    Dublin, Ireland
    I play in a metal band and I have both quarter pounder p j set and they cut very well. go for them as they are cheap as well
    Cheers
     
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I will second the SPB-3. It's a hot PUP with a very aggressive tone. It's not the classic P bass sound at all.

    And Welcome to TB!
     
  4. mcapote

    mcapote

    Sep 9, 2009
    Miami Florida
    Im planning on putting a SPB-3 in my SX, love the tone of it, I play the same music as you. Im also changing the pots to CTS 500k pots and a .047uf orange drop cap so I will have to route out the bass a bit.
     
  5. Billy3000

    Billy3000

    Dec 18, 2008
    I routed my MIM jazz bass for a p bass pup and put the quarter pound PJ set in it, and I will also recommend that option! It's my favorite sounding bass! My whole band remarked at how well it cut through the mix!
     

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