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Fender Precision V pickup - where?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bdplaid, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    I'm looking or a new Fender Precision Bass V pickup, but can't find one. Does Fender not sell these? Anyone have a source?

  2. VeganThump


    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    Hmmm... I'm not sure if fender sells them but I know Nordstrand makes one. Check bassspecialties.com, I'm pretty he sells them.
  3. bdplaid

    bdplaid Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    thanks for the idea - but it's a Nordstrand I'm replacing. I like the sound of the Fender P-V's I've played, so I wanted to try that pickup.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Wait... what kind of Precision 5 do you have?

    The Fender Precision 5 pickup has asymmetrical coils: one is larger than the other. The Nordstrand Precision 5 pickups that I've seen are symmetrical, made for Nordstrand, Sadowsky, Lull, and other Precision-style fivers. Obviously, the Fender pickup is not a direct replacement for the others, and vice versa.


    Sadowsky (mine :))
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  5. Nangpu Sukte

    Nangpu Sukte

    Sep 19, 2017
  6. Geri O

    Geri O Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    That may have been the case with Nordstrand at the time, but Nord has asymmetrical P Five pups now and more than one variety. I had a vintage-wind set in a P5 that were very nice.
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    That's true. Aguilar also offers both symmetrical and asymmetrical.
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  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    @bdplaid what kind of bass is it? If not a Fender, pics would be nice.

    We can fix you up but we might need more info first.
  9. Didn't know Aguilar did. I don't see it on their site. Are they for sale normally or do you have to ask them?

    Never really paid attention to the different pickup shapes for the 5 String Precision that so many different companies make. Probably not easy to cut a pickguard or route the body to make something symmetrical fit.

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