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P-Bass Pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Chockoo, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Chockoo


    Feb 15, 2003
    next week my new project (p-bass, rosewoodfretboard/alderbody)
    will be ready to get a pickup. Any suggestions? Is it worth the effort to try several brands, and record each of the PUs and select the best one or are the no big differences to expect if one chooses a well-known company (right now, I asked fralin, aeros, villex and some others to send PUs to checkout--any more worth checking?).
  2. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    Seymour Duncan. If any of the manufacturers send you a pickup to check out, please let me know. ;)
  3. You could also try Bill Lawrence. Don't let the low price deceive you; his stuff is pro level, though as with most gear, tonal preferences vary. www.billlawrence.com

    Also, there's EMG and Bartolini. And Alembic, http://www.alembic.com/prod/pickups.html

    And this Danish maker, Morch: http://www.morch-guitars.dk/html/products/pickups.htm

    I'd be very surprised if any of those makers sent you PUs just to check out, without payment, though I'm sure many would refund your money if you bought the PU and didn't like it.
  4. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    I Vote Aero! Best sounding pickups out there. Larry will custom-wind to spec (though it'll cost you), but his type I is the best P-pickup I've heard.
  5. Chockoo


    Feb 15, 2003
    I am located in germany. Some of the german distributors will ship out a PU to check out. (today I received the Fralins).
    Almost everyone has a money-back-policy, the SeymourDuncan distribution refused to do either, so I wont check that PUs, or I get the PU at some store for checking out. LeFay will ship out PUs to checkout, Villex told me to refund the money.