Quick question about SD quarter pounders...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by lo-end, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I am thinking about buying a new Fender American Series Precision Bass. I've heard on talkbass that the stock MIA pickups on this bass are really excellent, and you wouldnt need to replace them.

    Anyway, right now I have a Squier P Bass with Quarter Pounder pickups in it, and I really like the sound of those. I am thinking about putting those pickups in my new MIA if I get one, but I dont know if it would be better to leave it stock...

    Could someone compare the tone of the stock MIA pickups to the Quarter Pounders, please? Like, which one has more midrange, which one has more output, which one has more punch... etc...

    Thanks in advance :D
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I think that a lot of factors affect how a pickup will sound in a particular bass. I have a MIJ Precision that I have tried the SD Antiquity, SPB-2, Quarter Pound, stock Am.Std., and EMG pickups in. I like the EMG the best, followed by the Am. Std. pickup. In this bass, the Quarter Pound sounded a little harsh. I tried it in another P-style bass and it sounded pretty bad. However, I know that these are good pickups; they just didn't agree with my basses.

    The stock MIA Fender pup had a more complex sound than any of the others, with more mids and a more balanced sound (except the EMG).

    I would think that if you get an MIA Fender, you might play it for a while with the stock electronics before you think of changing anything.
  3. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    gotcha! thats exactly what I needed to hear :D