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Double precision pickup recommendations

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by minus.eleven, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. minus.eleven


    Nov 21, 2007
    Hey all,

    I haven't had much luck finding many threads regarding choice of P-style pickups for a project bass with two pickups, the bridge one in the reverse configuration.

    I have seen some people recommending the Quarter Pounder for the bridge position, since its higher output will offset the bridge position, but I am not sure that pickup is the kind of tone I am hoping for.

    I'm hoping to get a midrange-heavy rock sound, with some warmth and sweetness but intensity at the same time. Would the Seymour Duncan Vintage for P-bass in the neck and the Seymour Duncan Hot for P-bass in the bridge get me close to that sound? Are there any players out there who have tried some combinations of pickups in this particular configuration?

    Also, will having a non-high output pickup in the bridge position make it superfluous?

  2. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    My favorite 2 "P" combination is this. I love a Duncan "Antiquity" in the neck possition and a DiMarzio "Will Power" middle pickup in the bridge. Wire them with a pair of concentric V/T pots so you can adjust the tone on each. The will power is a ballsy pickup and is fat/thick sounding. It is also very smooth with punch so for me at least is my favorite 2 P set up. The Antiquity will give a nice vintage P thump with the bridge will rip your head off.
  3. P6050086.

    G&B pickups. 10K. Great.

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