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P Pickup Suggestions

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jongor, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    I have a '76 P with a hard ash body and maple neck, sounds good, lots of mojo. A j pu was added at the bridge too.

    I'd like to get more lows/low-mids out of it, nice big and fat.

    Any suggestions on replacement pu's to do this with this wood combo?

    Anyone have any experience with Sadowsky p/j sets?

    I'm thinking Barts.....

  2. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Check out Villex pick-ups.
  3. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    FWIW....I ended up getting the Sadowsky p/j pu's and installing them passive.

    Great sound, pretty much what I was after.

    A nice detailed top if I need it, by adding the j, and a really great throaty P tone too.

    Solo the P and roll off the top and it's big and meaty like a P should be!

  4. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Haven't heard the Sad P-J (but really wanna...) so can't comment directly on them, but I'll recommend the DiMarzio Model P. I lurv this pickup, esp for its lows and low mids. Hot output. Very ballsy, sounds like the tone you'd be goin' for.

    Sounds like it'll be a killer bass...

    Edit: duh... just noticed that you already got some pups. Now, you gotta tell us (err... me, anyway) how the Sads compare tone-wise to DiMarzio Model P's, cuz I'm real curious about this myself! :D
  5. MascisMan


    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    I have a Nordstrand P pup in my bass and love the he// out of it
  6. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    For that sound try the Seymour Duncan QP, i love mine