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Replacement Pickup for the Sting bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Mel Monihan, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Mel Monihan

    Mel Monihan

    Mar 30, 2004
    I have a Sting bass and I like the sound of the original pickup, I was wondering if there was a pickup out there that was a direct replacement that might have more output and be a little quieter.I don't know if there is a stacked humbucker.Any suggestions please.Thanks guys.
  2. Seymour Duncan makes an excellent replacement pup for that. I do not believe it is stacked, but I could almost bet it's a better pup than the stock unit regardless.
  3. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I'm using a Duncan 1/4 pounder and it kicks. I like it much better than the original - it's a fatter sound. But it is a single coil and they only get but so quiet.
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Duncan Antiquity II Single Coil P-bass pickup.
    Big full sound, $85.00
  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I believe Seymour Duncan does make a stacked humbucker, but they are only "made-to-order", and it is not in their catalog or on their website.

    Also, I think it's the pickup Sting actually has in his SCPB, so you would be making your Sting sig bass more authentic.
  6. ...Did'nt Sting play a Telecaster bass?-Fender... :D
  7. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    No, he plays an early P bass.

    I think I've seen some people make split SCPB replacement pickups.
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  9. Mel Monihan

    Mel Monihan

    Mar 30, 2004
    Thanks guys.That gives me alot to work with.