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Fender Custom Shop ’59 P Bass pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Brotha Chris, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. I used to own a Fender Mike Dirnt sig., but eventually had to let go of it after many problems. so now i'm customizing my own precision.

    i've the the majority of the equipment i need to really make it great, but the thing i loved most about the MD sig. was the pickup. can't find it anywhere.

    anyone know where i can find a '59 custom p-bass pup?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    to my knowledge, that was one of the few pups Fender made specifically for a bass - at least they're not for sale seperately these days.

    Try a TB pup forum search for the pup. There was a guy that had one to move a couple months ago but I lined him up with a buyer. I don't know if they ever completed the transaction or not so he may still have it.
     
  3. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
  4. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    I was just in responding to a PM and saw an old one regarding the dirnt pup and Dirtrider was the TB'r that had the pup. So you can email/pm him if you didn't locate it in a search.

    I think it was Angela I'd called about it and the '62 original to my knowledge is the only Fender P available through resale, or at least was the only one they sold. Don't know if they had it in stock at the time but I do remember the site said it was out of stock then too - and that's been a couple of months. Those are available on ebay all the time.

    Steve "dude" Barr at vintage bass trader (bass trading company - can't remember which) would probably be a good contact for details as to the difference - if any. It's not like Fender to make anything special to my knowledge. I'd say would be more inclined for them to call it something different, but I don't know.