best replacment pickups for pbass??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by n8g14, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. n8g14


    Apr 1, 2003
    i'm a punk bassist wanting to buy a pbass. here's my dilemma: i've been told that for the price difference between the american and mexico p's you should just buy an MIM and replace the pickups. what should they be replaced with? is there other hardware that should be changed too, and is it worth it or should i save awhile and spend more for an american?
  2. Chockoo


    Feb 15, 2003
    planning a P-Bass Pickup-shootout in the next weeks. Around 6 to 8 P-Bass PUs will be recorded and checked, I need an good one for my new P-Bass Project. I can post my results, if you are interested. BUT: questionable is will they sound the same in your bass? Will they fit your taste?
    Any suggestions which brands to check?
  3. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I took Duncan 1/4lbr's out and replaced 'em with EMG's, and I will never look back. I did however put the Duncan's in my brother-in-laws MIM P, and it was a world of difference.
  4. n8g14


    Apr 1, 2003
    yeah i'd be interested in those results. i'm not really sure what my taste is right now- the p will be stepping up from a squire mb-4 so i'm open to any suggestions.