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Replacement for a P pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by jmceachern36, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Does anyone out there know if there's a p style pickup that is less aggressive? I've got a Dimarzio Model P now. Looking for something that is fat and warm sounding. From what I understand most p pickups are going to sound pretty similar but I figured I'd see if I could find something that fits in my bass before I go cutting and modifying it.
  2. Arvin

    Arvin Underwound Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    On the bench
    Do a search here for the Duncan SPB-1.

    It's a wonderful P-bass pickup, at a great price. If fat and warm is what you're looking for, I think you'll be very pleased.

    Oh -- and add "grunt" to your tone descriptors with that one. :D
  3. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Fattest and warmest I've used is Duncan's SPB-2 Hot. I swapped out the DiMarzio for one, and it's much warmer and smoother, without much "grind."
  4. Hi. The sweetest P bass pickup I have ever tried is the 58 raised A pickup. The Fender Custom Shops install it on their 58 reissues. I think Seymour Duncan makes one with that design. It is simply smooth, even, round, beautiful to my ears, at least.

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