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Fender American Standard P's or bass line mod

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Panic88, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Panic88


    Jan 31, 2006
    I am looking for a classic ramones/Green Day Pop- Punk sound. I currently have the factory P's in my Fender American (Along with the annoying S1 Switch). Recently a friend has brought to my attention the Basslines Qtr. Pounders. For 65 bucks i really cant see my self doing wrong however, I know people mostly mod mexican basses with them; What about American basses, Are the pick ups any better for my sound? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks Alot
  2. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Mike, I'd recommend a DiMarzio Model P replacement pickup. I'd also ditch the S-1 switch while you're at it. I've had a few P-Basses over the years and I've tried the Duncan Quarter Pounders, DiMarzio Model-P's, and EMG model-P's. I've liked each brand/model for certain things. I'm thinking the DiMarzio's sound will be right up your alley.

    My 2 cents, -Art
  3. centralharbor


    Nov 21, 2005
    I don't have experience with either, but if I'm not mistaken, the Dirnt sig has quarter pounders in them.
  4. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Actually, it has some kind of Fender custom '59 pickup, not a Quarter Pounder.

    I used to have a DiMarzio Model P, and it absolutely nailed Mike Dirnt's tone. Trouble is, I didn't like it for much beyond punk/hard rock, so I replaced it with a Duncan Basslines SPB-2 Hot for P-bass, which to my ears has more vintage warmth. It would be great for punk too, but it's not as grindy as the DiMarzio.