newbie Help with P pickup Recommendation

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PaulMelanson77, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. In the process of picking up a 90s Ibanez SR400 4 string with the PJ configuration. My other 2 basses are Ibanez SR505 & 525 with Bartolini MK1 pickups. Looking to install an aftermarket P pickup that will be closer matched to my Bartolinis which are described as Powerful Lows and Low-Mids with Bright Treble. Active? Passive? EMG? Dimarzio? Seymour Duncan? Please give feedback. I play Metal (Metallica Tribute) and love the tone I get of the Barts through my Peavey Tour 450 & Fender Rumble 410 cab. I picked up an Ibanez SR300 but the stock pickups are far too weak and trying to find replacement pickups has been a nightmare (no decent used MK1s on Ebay).

    Suggestions Please!
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I have a new in box Set of Delano's. $105 delivered if they turn out to be what you're looking for. They would sound great in the SR.
  3. Dogghouse


    Jan 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Bass Guy @ Seymour Duncan
    Greetings from Seymour Duncan. Thanks for the inquiry. I have used both our Lightning Rods P pickups and our Pro-Active P's. I like the Lightning Rods, because they aren't super hot (maybe close to a quarter pound output) and they are very dynamicsort of like passive pickups. But for your style of music, I think you'd like the Pro-Active P (APB-1) They are hot and big throughout the frequency spectrum. It will definitely be a bigger sound than you have now.
  4. Thank you Dogghouse. I'll check those out! :cool: