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can anyone suggest some warm sounding P pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by draginon, Dec 2, 2005.


  1. draginon

    draginon

    Oct 4, 2004
    I'm looking for a full, round, meaty with big bottom Precision pickup. Big bottom but not so big that the volume is seems louder on the E and A strings than it does on the D and G.


    I've read a couple reviews but some of them are difficult to understand
     
  2. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I would suggest a look at lindy fralin pickups. They are known to be very true sounding in their emulation of pre cbs fender pickups. They are plenty warm, and you can have them overwound to your spec to increase the meatyness and low mids as well as the gain. I love the sound of fralins.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Fender 62 reissue.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Bartolini!!!
     
  5. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Nordstrand NP4
     
  6. I think the Barts will get you there, but I heard the Fralins just plain rock....
     
  7. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    You also might want to check out Nordstrand NP5s
     
  8. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    +1 on the Bartolinis...warm and smooth...only downside is the output is a little low passive...
     
  9. draginon

    draginon

    Oct 4, 2004
    thanks for all the replies. I have found more info and it looks like Fralin and 62 reissue are the way to go. Fralin is expensive and if I'm not mistaken the 62 reissues are noisy. So I might check out barts even though I need more output than the barts usually provide
     

  10. Man... from what I hear, Lindy Fralin will work with you, and wind them again if you're not happy with them...Talk about dedication :) ....
     
  11. draginon

    draginon

    Oct 4, 2004
    Do they make pickups to fit various soapbar sizes as well?
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nope, not noisy. I have one in my P copy and it's dead quiet.