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MIM Fender P-bass deluxe special question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Coward Of Reali, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Coward Of Reali

    Coward Of Reali

    Oct 13, 2003
    Hey I just bought this bass and from what I've read its a good bass with some average pickups. This is my first REAL bass (I previously had a $90 Kramer bass) so I want to upgrade it and make it something special. So what kind of Pickups do you reccomend I replace the stock ones with?
  2. You may want to play it for a while with the stock pickups and figure out what you want/need from your pickups before you replace them. Tone and pickup selection is such a subjective, voodoo category that it is better if you know what tone you want. We can't make a smart recommendation without knowing what you want.
  3. Excellent points!

    Once you have decided if you are going to replace the pups, I would suggest the duncan replacement pups.

    I've done this to my Jazz bass special and it really has a great semi altered tone!

  4. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB

    I also agree. I played mine for quite a while and decided that I liked the stock pickups. Simply changing the strings to TI Jazz Flats was all the modification I needed.

    Enjoy the bass!

    Dan :bassist:
  5. Coward Of Reali

    Coward Of Reali

    Oct 13, 2003
    I think I'm going to replace the p pickups with SY 1/4's like what Steve Harris apparently uses. I really like his tone.