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Quarter Pounder PJ vs ??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by project_c, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. project_c


    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    I'm putting together a PJ, and I'm trying to work out what pickups to go for. The bass (Fender P) will be routed for a J pickup. Right now it has a Fender CS60's pickup in there, so my choice is this:

    1. Keep the CS60s pickup and get something to match that. (Suggestions please)
    2. Install a Quarter Pounder PJ set. I am a fan of QP's and have them in a couple of other basses but I've never tried the PJ set.

    What would you do, and if you think the Fender P pickups are better, what J pickup would you match it with?
  2. DD Gunz

    DD Gunz

    Jun 18, 2015
    If you are going for all out aggressive attack, I would say the QP PJ set would be a good fit. It's like the P model but adds an angry option at the bridge resulting in a hot cutting tone.

    If you want classic warmer tones with a less aggressive bite, the Fender 60s model is a good way to get there. I have not mixed pickups with one so I can't help you there.

    I think the tone you are seeking will have much to do with the answers you receive.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    DiMarzio DP127 & DP148:

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  4. project_c


    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    That would certainly be the Tony Franklin thing to do. Which I like. My main bass is a Tony Franklin fretted, but i've put a set of Quarter Pounders in the P position and it's given me the tone I was after. I guess I could always just repeat the winning formula and get QP's in the front and a Dimarzio J in the back.
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  5. somebrains


    Feb 7, 2017
    My vote is to shove a SD ceramic MM in the bridge with a singlecoil lined up where the J would be.
    I'd do the south coil in the J position, and have series-parallel for the MM to boot.
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