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Not happy with 76 p bass stock pickup..

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Arnie, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    I posted this a while back... and had recommendations for the 62 Fender reissue pickups... That is all well and good but could I expect good quality sound out of a lesser expensive pickup like a Duncan, Dimarzio (or another recommendation)??

  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I actually prefer the SPB-1 over the Fender '62...

    - georgestrings
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sure you can. But not all of them.
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    The price difference is less than a set of strings. Don't save a few bucks and end up spending more in the end when you're less than happy with the slightly cheaper pickups.
  5. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I really like my Lindy Fralin P pickup. Awesome vintage tone.
  6. Tough call - there are over 200 independent suppliers of pickups. Most pickups are a similar price so I'm not sure price is a very helpful arbiter.

    I have a 76P and I know what you mean. It's fine as part of a mix but quite uninspired on its own.

    Have you tried using flats?

  7. bassfreakah


    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    cant go wrong with bill's p-46 i think it sound better than them all and at 60 bucks.
  8. Except they look wrong with the different pole piece count.

  9. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Are you going to look at it, or play it? :eyebrow:

    The pole spacing is actually an improvement.
  10. I agree but it's just not cricket, don't you see?

  11. bassfreakah


    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    I think it looks cool and powerful!!!!!

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  12. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    Yes I have new flats on it (and only flats as long as I owned it about 1.5 years) It just has a uninspiring sound (kind of cheap sounding) So I thought it was my amp and took to a GC tried through a few amps and the sound was the same. I don't even enjoy playing it because of the tone. It is almost all mid's no low end or high's.
  13. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    Are you talking about Bill Lawrence pup's? I am so confused by his deal, it seems as though you can only buy them through a hokey website "wildepickups". I was under the impression that someone else was building them overseas??
  14. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    VERY Good tones..Not boomy but punchy and clean.
  15. camthebassman


    Jan 7, 2012

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