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help with pickups for a 51 reissue

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by blizz79, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. blizz79


    Mar 18, 2004
    i was recently given a 72 fender bass. it is a 51 reissue. the original electronics do not work. i was looking to replace them, but did not know with what. the bass has been altered, so there is a place for a neck and bridge pickup.
  2. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Is it routed for a P/J setup, or 2 jazz pickups, or something else?

    What kind of a sound are you after?

    A little more info will go a long way! :bassist:
  3. blizz79


    Mar 18, 2004
    it is routed for a p j set up. as far as the sound i was looking for, just a all round clean sound. i guesss
  4. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
  5. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Depending on how much you want to spend, I would suggest a Nordstrand P/J set. Or, if those are more than you want to spend, the DiMarzio P/J set would be a good choice also.

    Actually, with the Dimarzio's, you can wire those to push/pull volume pots. This will give you a series/parallel option on each one, greatly expanding your tonal options IMHO.
  6. Mel Monihan

    Mel Monihan

    Mar 30, 2004
    Can I digress for a moment.Does anybody know of a good direct replacement pickup for the stock '51 pup.I know about the duncan quarter pounder, but are ther any other good replacements that have more output and maybe even a little quieter.Maybe a stacked humbucker. Thanks.