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P bass pickups...prog, rock etc...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by raul, Feb 21, 2014.


  1. raul

    raul

    Aug 30, 2006
    Planet Earth
    Thinking of swapping pickups on my MIM P bass. Want a nice strong P bass tone for rock prog etc...I have lots of pedals for grit and grind etc.
    Thinking of:

    Model P
    SPB-1
    Fender 62 Original
    Fralin or Lollar or Wilde

    What would give me a really great sound for what I play? I love Geddy, Eantwhistle, Squire etc...want to make my own sound but based on those guys tone, which I love...but with my P bass...

    Which pickups? One of those, or something else?
     
  2. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Fralin all the way for me.
     
  3. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    I'd throw the Wilde P-46 into that mix.
     
  4. Jefff

    Jefff

    Aug 14, 2013
    Chicago
    Fralin
     
  5. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

    Jul 7, 2010
    Florida
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings
    SPB-1 for me BUT 62 is great too! Especially if using effects...
     
  6. Model P OR check out the SPB-4 by Seymour duncan. I know its a signature pickup, but its a very hot midrangey pickup that is perfect for what you are describing. I had the SPB-4 and it was a fantastic pickup for those kinds of sounds.
     
  7. raul

    raul

    Aug 30, 2006
    Planet Earth
    Still trying to settle. Just want a good strong pickup! I've got pedals for the rest...
     
  8. DrowningBrian

    DrowningBrian

    May 21, 2009
    Atlanta, GA