Precision Replacement Pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by stonewall, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    what is a good replacement pickup for a Fender Precision.I play Classic Rock i hate ultra highs, love vintage woody punchy middy tones not into slap at all.Love a growly bass i use LaBella Flatty,s?
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    You want a vintage tone with ultra highs and lots of woody mid punch? I cannot help you there but if you want just a good vintage tone I really like the Seymour Duncan vintage pickups(SPB-1)
  3. stonewall


    Jun 14, 2010
    It says i hate ultra highs.
  4. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    +1 on the Duncan SPB-1.
  5. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Aguilar AG 4P-60's will get you there.
  6. SRCRS


    Apr 23, 2012
    Fender's Reissue '62 P-Bass Pickup is really good for that rock tone, and its priced well too. Also, Fralins.
  7. jd_watt


    Mar 22, 2013
    I'd definitely like to see some suggestions too. I have 2003 American P that I'm considering upgrading. Not sure if the money would be better put toward a different amp/cab or an entirely different bass.
  8. SonnyBassPlayer


    Nov 29, 2013
    I suggest the Fender Original '62 PU sold by Fender. Great price in comparison to other pickups alike, and great sound, tone, output. Not high pitched, full pof mids :) I have those on 2 P-basses.
  9. dvlmusic


    Jul 24, 2010
    Alameda, CA
  10. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    Nordstrand makes a modern and vintage P-bass replacement pickup
  11. David Allen 1088CS works great in my P-bass FWIW.
  12. kimokeo


    Jul 7, 2009
    Got DiMarzio DP127's in mine. They work really great, especially if you hate ultra high end.
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I put the vintage one in my '64...I like.
  14. HenningSB


    Dec 9, 2013
    I bought the Lace Aluma P-bass pickups for my '57 Reissue, they sound incredible! Good low-end and mid-punch!
  15. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist

    Apr 19, 2012
    Winnipeg, MB
    +1 on the '62 Bright enough mids without high freq finger squeak.
  16. I got a SPB-1 from Seymour Duncan in my MIM 60th anniversary. I play in a blues and in a classic rock band. Absolutely satisfied.

    Fair price? SBP-1 or RI-62.

    Boutique? Pricey? Nordstrand or Fralins.
  17. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I think the Fender 62RI are probably the brightest of the bunch, followed by the SPB-1.

    I used a Fralin stock wind for a long time and thought it was well balanced and definitely not as bright as the 62RI pup I currently use.

    I have a Lollar stock wind en route from Seattle as we speak, so I can't give a suggestion on that, but I'm definitely chomping at the bit to do so :)
  18. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    5% over-wound Fralins would do this for you.
  19. LoTone


    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    Bartolini 8S. I have a used set if you want to try...