Mustang with P pickup?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eccles77, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. I have a Pawn Shop Mustang and very nice it is too but I am finding the Humbucker very thuddy if you get my meaning.

    What I would like to know is, has anyone fitted a standard P pickup to a Mustang? I realise it won`t sound like a "normal" P bass as it isn`t a P bass and is short scale. If I do this mod, it means that due to the design of the bass, it wouldn`t be hard to change it back if the P pickup doesn`t satisfy me sound wise.
     
  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    have you tried changing your strings?
     
  3. I have tried a couple of different sets of strings on it and have messed about with the amps settings but as much as I liked the sound of the bass when I first got it, it just ain`t doing it for me at the moment.
     

  4. Ta for the reply. I think that this is the way I will be heading.
     
  5. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    P bass pickup on a 32" will sound bigger than a 34" . More string travel. Suggest a Seymour Duncan direct replacement.