Rank these 3: “go for it”, “maybe”, “nah”

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monkeyonbass, Oct 5, 2022.

  1. Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision

    22.1%
  2. Sire Marcus Miller P5

    26.6%
  3. G&L Tribute LB-100

    46.8%
  4. Other

    13.5%
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  1. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    Congrats! Post some pics of your new bass when you can.

    I've installed EMG Geezer Butler passive pickups on several P-bass copies. They're easy to install and sound great to my ears.

    GZR P

    I'd leave the bridge alone. A high-mass bridge will give you a bit more sustain, but the bent-metal "vintage" bridge works fine and is more in line with the traditional P-bass performance.
     
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  2. TemplesOfSyrinx

    TemplesOfSyrinx

    Sep 8, 2013
    Florida
    EMG Geezer pickup. I love them.
     
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  3. Lowandfat

    Lowandfat

    Jan 1, 2019
    Central NY
    Endorsed Artist Karl Hoyt Basses

    Lindy Fralin '51 overwrap pick up. The hardware is fine.
     
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  4. Along with the above-mentioned pick up options.
    May I suggest just playing it for a while stock. You maybe happily surprised.

    :)
     
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  5. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    Absolutely. Most of the Squier precision pickups I've encountered sound just fine and they don't hum.
     
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  6. I have changed pickups in P basses, not because of need but because I wanted a specific sound, like aggressive Model P pu. Or a little less output vintage sounding 62 pu. But as I noticed they didn't change the inherent sound of the P bass, it still sounded like a P and maybe the differences I heard, I was the only one hearing.

    Anyway, carry on!

    :)
     
  7. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    woohoo! Great choice.

    Personally I’ve been pretty happy with Squier pickups, and strings seem to make a bigger impact than pickup swaps. That said, I have a Duncan SPB1 in my main bass and I stopped looking at pickups after I got it. Great pickup, highly recommended!
     
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  8. MrKpawz

    MrKpawz Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2021
    Michigan
    first upgrade? cobalt flats!
     
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  9. monkeyonbass

    monkeyonbass

    Oct 21, 2011
    and let me guess… after that a tort pickguard? ;)
     
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  10. MrKpawz

    MrKpawz Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2021
    Michigan
    I personally wouldnt, you can though!
     
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  11. monkeyonbass

    monkeyonbass

    Oct 21, 2011
    Nice pic right there
     
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  12. CTBassGuy

    CTBassGuy

    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    String choice will likely make the biggest impact on tone. Consider that before pickups and bridge. That said, I did all 3 on my 2000 Fender P and I think it’s become a much better instrument for it (GHS Boomers, Fender VMod pickup and KickAss bridge).

    I have EMG Geezers in my “Mutt” and think they are quite good too.

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