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Fender 62 RI vs 57 RI USA Pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bigscore1000, Apr 25, 2010.


  1. bigscore1000

    bigscore1000

    Mar 6, 2004
    Is there a big difference in the sound that the 62 and 57 RI USA pups put out? I've seen them both used for good price but im a little confused on which is for me. I'm looking for the classic R&B - Motown sound.


    Thanks
     
  2. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    I'd say the 62 reissue would be a better choice for Motown. The 57 is also a good sounding pickup..... It's a little brighter, with more mids.
    A Lindy Fralin would do the job too. :bassist:
     
  3. bigscore1000

    bigscore1000

    Mar 6, 2004
    Thanks !!
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    this is the first i've heard that they were any different from each other.
     
  5. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    You'll find the 62 RI pickup is now called the Original precision bass pickup by Fender. It's the same exact pickup they use in the 62 RI.
    The 57 RI pickup has the raised A pole pieces which bring out the mids and highs.
     
  6. bigscore1000

    bigscore1000

    Mar 6, 2004
    Picked up a new set of Lindy's off e-bay for a great price:hyper:


    Thanks
     
  7. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    cool.. post back and tell us how it worked out for you.
     

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