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New pickups for a MIA P-bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by killer B, Feb 16, 2001.


  1. killer B

    killer B

    Apr 18, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    I just found a steal of deal on a new MIA p-bass at guitar center the other day so I had to buy it. I'm thinking about replacing the stock pickup and addinga j-pickup by the bridge. Can anyone recomend some replacements? I'm thinking I'm gonna stay passive. For the neck p-pickup I'm after the sound on Jane's Addictoin's Ritual de lo Habitual album. For the J something a bit brighter that would add some growl when I want it. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. I have an MIA P as well, and I think I'm gonna keep the same pickups, but I do have a Yamaha that has P pickups and I replaced those with a Seymour Duncan Bassline Quarter Pounder pickup, and it made my Yamaha sound a lot better.
     
  3. killer B

    killer B

    Apr 18, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    How would you describe the tone and output of the Seymour Duncan?
     
  4. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I also have an MIA P-Bass. IMO the stock pickup is, if not THE BEST, then certainly one of the top 3 best sounding passive p-type pickups out there. Think carefully about spending money on a replacement. As for a J-type, there have been alot of good things posted about DiMarzios lately...

    My two cents,
    -robert