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Bronco Bass pickup replacement

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tom0Blam0, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Tom0Blam0

    Tom0Blam0 Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2014
    I'm going to be getting a Bronco bass in the near future and I am planning on replacing the pickups shortly after getting it. Trouble is, I'm not sure what to use.

    Here are some thoughts: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/basslines-scpb-3-quarter-pound-single-coil-p-bass-pickup
    I think this would be cool, but I'm not sure it'll give me the versatility I'm hoping for.

    I was also thinking of these, but it has similar issues to the previous pickup. http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/bass-pickups/pbass/passive/1104417_antiqui/

    I was also thinking of putting one of these on (http://www.emgpickups.com/bass/hb-models/active/hb.html#info) in the bridge position and have a single coil closer to the neck. But I have no idea what single coil would pair well with that EMG HB.

    I'm also wondering if there might a good single coil size humbucker that would be really versatile in the existing position.

    I'd love to hear others' thoughts!
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    The first two will need to be angled somewhat if you're concerned about pole piece alignment, as the string spacing is quite a bit narrower on the Bronco... Lots of folks have used rail pickups designed for strats to good effect. Myself, I rather like the stock pickup with better pots or wired straight to the jack. It's really not a bad sounding little unit. Give a good listen before replacing...

    I had my Bronco in the back of my Jeep when I was rear-ended, and it took quite a jolt that fouled the pickup... Dead as a door nail! I'll be winding a hot-single coil with correct spacing at some point in the future...

  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I would suggest an EMG Geezer P for you to check out, but before you do that, I'd wait and see if there's a problem with the stocker first. Sometimes people plan mods on basses they haven't gotten yet, only to find out that the stock bass works out quite well. Didn't quite work that way when I bought my 09 AmStd Precision, hence the Geezer, but I did try it first with the stocker before I gave up on it.
  4. sears

    sears Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    ec, md
    I'm pretty happy with a gold lace sensor but I have to wonder about a Bill Lawrence or Barden..
  5. evermelon


    Apr 20, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    The Bronco bass uses a Strat guitar pickup (take it out of the white cover and you'll see the 6 pole pieces), good thing is it has a nice big route under the pickguard so if you mod the pickguard the Geezers or other split P style pickup could fit.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sorry, must have been thinking of the Mustang.
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    This sounds nice
  8. bump...

    Maybe the DiMarzio BC-2 is a good choice.........

    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015

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