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EMG P vs. PA for Squire Vintage Modified Fretless

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by KB4178, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. KB4178


    Oct 7, 2012
    Boone, NC
    Thinking about a pickup upgrade for a Squier Vintage Modified Precision Fretless. I've had a set of original EMGs in my Fender JBS for 25+ years, and I've always loved their sound. For the new Squire, though, I'd like to get something with a warmer, more vintage sound. The EMG PAs look like they might fit the bill.

    How do the PAs compare sound wise to the original EMG P?

    Any other P pickups (preferably active) that's you'd recommend as an upgrade to the Squire Vintage Modified Precision fretless?

    Anyone heard the EMG GZR yet? How do they stack up, sound wise?

  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Wish I could help you with a comparo between P and PA. I really dig the P's, though. However, I should be getting a Geezer P very soon and I'm really looking forward to trying it. It was designed using Bobby Vega's vintage Fenders as a benchmark, and of all the pickups Geezer tried in his Lakland sig models, it was the only one that hit the mark for him.
  3. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    I've got a set of PA's in my MIM Fender P. Sounds more "vintage" than P's for sure. It is subtle though. I've played the P's for a while, and the PA's are what I would call "cleaner/smoother".
  4. sheltjo6

    sheltjo6 Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Second the PA. If you want a traditional P bass tone, go with the PA. If you want a modern mid scooped tone, then go with the P.