Quarter Pound

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rabbit621, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. I was thinking about buying a Fender P-bass special, and buying S-D Quater Pound P/J pups for it, good investment or now, i'm looking for that almost piano like tone
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Well, you might try the bass with the stock pickups for a while first. I think they're better than the standard MIM pickups. You might like them. The Quarter Pounders sounded kinda harsh in my basses, so I sold mine.
  3. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I agree, hang with the stock pickups for a bit to find out for sure if you dig them or not.

    BTW, the Q-pounders are monsters! If yr into the aggressive stuff, it could be the way to go without the expense of going active. But subtlety has it's place too. Also, remember if you solo either of those pickups, yr going to get hum because those puppies are single coils wound pretty hot! I'm sure Duncan's epoxy wax helps, but its still going to be noisy when soloed. I guess its a matter of taste which is why SD offers so many varieties.

    Good luck