Pbass replacement recommendations

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rosstanium, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. rosstanium


    Jan 5, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario
    Hey guys,

    I have the Fender Mike Dirnt Signature Pbass and I'm interested in putting some good replacement pickups in it.

    I was going to go with Fralin, but thought I'd put this out first. Any other suggestions out there for a good vintage Pbass pickup?

    Also...what's the difference between Standard and Steel Poled ???

  2. dfp


    Sep 28, 2004
    i'm thinking about getting a SPB-1 from Seymour Duncan. good reviews and about half the price of the Fralin. most die hard Talk Bassers are gonna ignore you're question b/c it's been covered so much already, almost daily around here. i don't mind, it is "Talk" Bass after all, not "Search" Bass.... but i don't know about steel poles vs. any other type of poles.... good luck!
  3. rosstanium


    Jan 5, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario
    Thanks. Guess I should have searched. :)

    Anyways, I'll do some poking around on here and read up.
  4. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    There's a ton of opinions. And a ton of variables. Good luck with the journey. And remember a string change will probably have more impact than a pickup change. Having said that I love the Nordie NP4 in my 50's P. That bass with La Bella flats just has "the sound".
  5. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    If you don't like the pickup that is in there already (I do by the way) then look at the Seymour Duncan Antiquity II. It's a very vintage sounding pickup.

    You'll get countless opinions from everyone here of course, based on what they like. Eveyone will claim they're right. They're all wrong. I'm right. :)

    Seriously, they'll all be good pickups. Change out the strings first as Dave Plays Bass suggests and do a proper setup based on your style of playing. That can make a lot of difference in your sound.

    Your bass should sound pretty good as it is.

    Myself, and this is opinion again, I'd use Thomastic JF344 flat wound strings. After a few weeks of breaking in they sound fantastic and they stay that way for years.