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Pickup Replacement for Fender Mike Dirnt

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Sharkleg, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Sharkleg


    Jun 19, 2009
    Hi all ! I've got a Fender Mike Dirnt's precision bass, which has a Custom Shop ’59 Precision Bass pickup installed. It's a passive split coil pickup, which sound is not pleasant enough to me... It is not full enough and doesn't have good treble response. I need something, which would have a nice bite on attack, growl, and clarity at high end. I want to achieve airy and ringing sound but have a low end under control as well... I was thinking of replacement with some active pickups which don't require body modification... something like "Basslines APB-2 Lightnin' Rods"
    Can anyone suggest something what would make it sound the way i want ?

    Cheers !
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    the fender '59 P is a good pickup. first try swapping out the pots for a 500k linear taper volume and a 500k audio taper tone. this will make the pickup brighter and louder, giving you more of the attack and clarity you're looking for.
  3. Sharkleg


    Jun 19, 2009
    Thanks !