Is worth exchanging Peavey Fury's stock pickup...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Kikegg, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain
    for an Aerodyne's one (Fender Japan pickup)? Would it sound better or not?

    I replaced my Aerodyne's pickups for a SD set (SPB-3/SJB-3) so I have an extra P-pickup to try.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. I wouldn't
  3. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain
  4. bassfreakah


    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    I replaced mine with a bill larance split p . The peavey pickup in the bass is a verygood pickup. I think the peavey p is better than the fender MIJ made anyway. I would not waist the time. but if u have time to waist try it out and see. you can always put the peavey p back in. I love the fury bass just as it is.
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  5. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain
    That's the reason I asked :) I didn't want to waist the time on it. Not too much free time.

    Perhaps as I'm used to the Seymour's output I feel the Fury's pickup a bit low while practicing at home...

  6. maybe the question more is of amp and preamp than bass.
  7. Andy_D


    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    I also replaced the pickup in my Fury with a Bill Lawrence P-46, and all the rest of the electronics as well and must say that I'm very very, very happy with the results. For around $65-70 for everything it was a cheap mod. But, as bassfreakah said there's nothing "wrong" with the stock pickup. Right now I have my Fury + Bill Lawrence + Sunbeams = Tone Heaven for me.
  8. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Lower output pickups often sound better.
  9. I spent a ton of time and money putting a Gen1 Bart and passfilters into a fury.

    I'm convinced that my wife, mom and best friend will never be able to tell the difference between this and a stock bass.

    I've often been paid handsomely to install a Fury pickup into a classic Fender (yes they get the OEM pickup back)... For the life of me, I'm convinced that they owner could dial in the same sound using caps, pots and just twisting knobs.


    I can't tell you the number of times that I've been tempted to gut a bass.... then just test a new amp and strings... problem solved.
  10. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain
    Thanks all for your replies. I got the idea ;)

    Have a nice day!