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Project p bass pickup suggestions

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by shawshank72, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Please do not tell me your favourite, i just need suggestions based on what im looking for.

    Try to explain this best i can.
    Looking for something with a strong output.
    Thick toned with oomph but not boomy or muddy sounding. Something without bright highs, more mellow and smooth highs or not very much highs at all.
    Will be playing with flats and a pick.
  2. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    Duncan spb-2 or 3, done.
  3. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    ^ yeah probably

    i just put an spb-1 in my bass and i expected it to be a little brighter than it is. output is quite strong too. will have to play with the EQ some but the way it was the other night when we practiced, it sounded alot like you described.
  4. gb_bassclef


    Oct 26, 2007
    Paris France
    The sound you describe is spot on with the sound I get with my Lollar PB pickup.
  5. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    My understanding of 1/4 pounders is that they have lots of lows but also lots of highs.
  6. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    Uber punchy without being really bright? The SPB-3 can be really boomy.

    The Dimzarzio Model P is exactly what you're asking for
  7. GuzBaas


    Oct 10, 2008
    for the highs you can always roll off your tone knob.
  8. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    Lindy Fralin P bass pickups.

    Overwound 10%
  9. Linnin

    Linnin SUSPENDED

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    DiMarzio 'Split P' = Very Broad Frequency Spectrum = Strong Output = Strong Lows = Smooth Mids = Barking Highs With Bite


    I just love this pick up. Simply roll off your highs with your P's tone control. Sculpt your EQ with your pre-amp/front end.[/IMG]


    Ezy-Peezy Bay-Bee
  10. extreme

    extreme Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Based on your description, I'd recommend a Dimarzio Model P.

    Here's an example of the Model P in context. I'm pushing a tube preamp pretty hard, so the tone has a bit of grind from that:

    P-bass with Dimarzio Model P

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