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Same P-Bass tone

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. If you replaced a P-Bass pickup with a Seymour Duncan 3/4 Pickup would you still get the P-Bass tone except hotter or what? Would you get a similar tone or would it totally change? What would it do to the sound?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    All P bass pickups will generally still sound like a P bass, just each slightly different.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Most P style pickups will still sound somewhat alike because of the placement and what is called "magnetic aperture", (how much of the string length is being sensed).

    What changes from pickup to pickup is mostly overall frequency response and dynamic response.

    Duncan Quarter Pounders should have more output than your factory pickups, fatter bottom and more agressive presence.
  4. And less thump than factory pickups. That has been my experience with Duncan and DiMarzio after market pickups.

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