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

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

  1. 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
    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


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


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


    Aug 14, 2013
  5. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    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


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


    May 21, 2009
    Atlanta, GA