Pickup's 62 Fender P-Bass VS QTR-PNDR

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by PollyBass, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    What's up guys. just looking for some pickup advice. I'm in the market for some new pickups to replace my stock ones that are in my Meican Standered P-Bass. i was looking at the QTR-PND'er from basslines, and the 62 pickups that fender makes for the p-bass. im in a metal band so im looking for some heavy tones. Are there any other pickups for a P-Bass that can "Growl"? They dont have to be the ones mentioned. just a good P-Bass pickup. thanks.
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Those are both good choices. The Quarter-pound will give you more high end, but I found it to be kind of clicky, i.e. it emphasized some really high frequencies. The QP is a pretty loud pickup as well. I like the Fender pup better, but I don't play heavy metal. I think you'd be happy with either, or maybe the Basslines SPB-2 Hot for P-Bass. It has solid lows, and the highs are smoother than the Quarter-pound.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    No question, for metal the Quarter Pounder is a much better choice than the Fender 62 vintage.

    Louder, more in your face.

    Also consider DiMarzio Model P which is even more gnarly sounding.
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Narly sounding? What exactly is Narly sounding? i heard that the QTR-PND'er Pickups dont fit in a mexican p-bass. is this true? and keep those pickup names flying at me, im looking at alot of them.
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Gnarly? - Nasty, Crunchy, B!tchin' ?

    Gotta' pitch my 2¢ for the DiMarzio Split-P (DP127).
    Accordin' to the D/M site, it's output is a little higher
    (250mV) than the Model P (167mV). On the other
    hand, the Model P has stronger mids. Their copy says
    the Split P is good for fretless. I've found this to be
    true. I stuck one in my Yamaha RBX260F. The thing
    I noticed right away was how "even" the response was
    across the E>A>D>G. Probably `cause of the "blade"
    style polepieces. I think the Model P has adjustable
    polepieces. With T/I Flats the Split-P was really sensitive,
    but with a lotta' headroom. I could do harmonic tappin'
    to full chordin' with a clean, even tone. Crankin' vol and
    tone to 11 gave me some singin' distortion. `Course, I was
    runnin' through a B-15 :D.

    Both DiMarzios use Ceramic magnets vs. the Seymour
    Duncans, which use Alnico. Ceramic has been described
    as "warm" and "punchy".
  6. I love the Fender '62 on my Warmoth, but I wouldn't suggest it for metal. I don't think it would work well at all.
  7. I replaced the P pickup on my Peavey with a Dimarzio Model P, and also added a Model J at the bridge. Most of the time I leave both pickups at full on but the P by itself has a nice sound. The Dimarzios really seem to shine in my band's heavier stuff (which isn't very heavy mind you ;)) so I'm betting they'd work well for metal.

    The Split P might be an even better solution than the Model P.