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Really don't want to dig through the stickies...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MJ_Sotti, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I'm going to re-pickup my FrankenJazz w the Precision and Jazz pickups. I've got Duncans that I think are at least 20 years old, I think the bridge is a quarter pounder. Due to a crazy a-- past I don't even remember when I put this thing together, all I know I did a very good job despite the circumstances (past lifestyle), and it's the best bass I've ever had, and I've had a lot.

    I think I'm going to get it wired master, blend & tone (maybe tonestyler). The Precision pickup isn't thick enough. There wasn't blogs and databases like this back then so my train of thought was a Duncan HAS to be better because it's a Duncan...

    I was pointed into a '62 or Lollar direction for the neck. I want the deep traditional sound...and may keep the Quarter pounder on the bridge, or replace that with a Antiquity II.

    But with all the time it took me to type this, maybe I should have looked at the stickies.
  2. Hawkbone


    Mar 23, 2009
    Doubt you will get much help with that approach.
  3. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    You didn't ask a question... So this is a blog post about how you don't want to read the stickies to inform yourself.

  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    He wants a P pickup that's thicker than whatever he has now.

    Check out the SD SPB-2, it's got a pretty fat sound. I like it more than the Fender 62' pickup actually.

    Another option would be to replace the full set with a matched pair. You'll probably get a better result. I really like the DiMarzio Model P / Model J set. The Model P is my favorite P pickup so far.
  5. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Or at least title your thread with the actual question or subject:rollno:
  6. +1 to considering the respective outputs. If you have a q-pounder J bridge, then a wimpy P may struggle to be heard over it. An Antiquity will change that approach. SD have a table for all of their pups with a descn of the type of sound (eg, "classic tones with pronounced mids", a 0-10 rating of the BMT response and a symbol indicating particularly hot output or whatever. The Seymour site might be a good place to start - quicker than the stickies, even.
  7. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Get nordstrands

    And plan or at least read/edit your posts ;)
  8. +1. I have the SPB-2 in my frankenbass and it's very hot... my amps tend to clip at a lower gain setting than when using a bass with either the SPB-1 and SPB-3 P-bass pickups. IMO the highs are still clean and loud, just not as shrill... the mids and lows are thick and round. When paired with even a QP J pickup I think the SPB-2's presence would be more pronounced than the QP J's.
  9. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sorry guys...just trying to get some opinions.
  10. testing1two

    testing1two Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I am a big fan of Lindy Fralin pickups and he has a matched PJ set. They are certainly expensive (a few bucks more than Lollar and Nordstrand but much more than Fender or DiMarzio) but they have a wonderful sound and the slightly overwound jazz pickup matches nicely with the P.
  11. If you're looking for something fat to match the qtr. pounder bridge why not a qtr. pounder "P" for the neck.Its high output and very fat.It was a little too much for me.I replaced one with a Curtis Novak Charlie Christian style PU that I really like.Nice smooth growl.PM me,that 1/4 pounder is just sitting on the shelf.
  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well, if you are not liking how "thin" the neck is, my only thought is that going from a QP to an Antiquity in the bridge is going to be thinner. So you may want to concentrate on the neck and leave the bridge as is.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Hey Bob you have one also? I keep thinking I'm the only one with the Charlie's love them in one of my P's I also agree about your opinion on the qtr pounder I have one in my Hoppus and to me it sounds too harsh may replace it with another Charlie.
  14. I put it in a P with flats that I use mostly for a blues band I play with.After taking out the original MIM,I tried a model P,then the 1/4 pounder before trying the C.C. model from Curtis Novak .Its very smooth with a growl when you dig in that I really love.For now its going to stay.How do you like yours?

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