Fender Player Precision pickup replacement?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by antfarm, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    I am thinking about replacing the pickups in my Pau Ferro Player Precision, looking for a warmer, but still clear tone.

    So far, I have tried the EMG GZR, but looking for a little more mellow warmth. Maybe the Aguilar AG P4-60 is a good fit.

    Looking forward to hearing about your experience replacing the PUs in a Player P. Was it worth it?

    Btw., current strings are light GHS Precision Flats (3025).
  2. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Fender Pure Vintage 63 is what you're looking for. Its inexpensive too.
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  3. Ekajimmy

    Ekajimmy Inactive

    Nov 2, 2019
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  4. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    Funny, the Pure Vintage '63 (that is stock in the American Original P) was number #1 on my list, until I read too many bad reviews about them being too muddy. I even have the Pure Vintage '64 in my Jazz Bass, could not stop thinking about them after playing a Flea Roadworn at a store once.

    So after your unison answers, I finally ordered the PV '63 an hour ago. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!
  5. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    For warm I would say AG P4-60, Seymound Duncan Antiquity II and Fender Pure Vintage 63.
    With this last pickup you will get warm, bassy and punchy. If you are getting too much bass, lower your pickups a tad to tame them.
    It works well with this pickup because it's relatively hot.
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  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Duncan SPB-1
  7. antfarm


    Oct 2, 2017
    Thanks. I think I'll try them in this order, would like to try the Antiquity earlier, but it's the most expensive.
    • Fender Pure Vintage '63
    • Aguilar AG 4P-60
    • Seymour Duncan SPB-1
    • Seymour Duncan P Antiquity II
    But I really hope I like the PV 63, going to install it today...
  8. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    You should try Fralin P standard instead than spend for those 4 pbass pickup.
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