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SCPB 1/4 lb for Sting bass question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Orpheus55, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Some years ago I replaced the stock single-coil pickup on my Sting Precision with a Basslines "vintage" pickup. I am still not entirely satisfied with the sound or output and was wondering if the "hotter" Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup might be a better choice. I love the vintage look of the Sting, but could use a little more punch. Anyone out there tried this?
  2. Mike Yocum

    Mike Yocum

    Feb 12, 2008
  3. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    Thanks, Mike. I read your post with great interest when it came out--and posted within it myself. Indeed, I considered the stacked pickup but believe the Duncan quarter pounder will be similar in size to my older bassline replacement (which went in without a hitch). Many thanks, and I will keep all this in mid as I go forward; I never had a shielding problem, though I did place copper tape along the underside of the pickguard. The bridge was never a problem either, but then I play lower on the neck. Thanks again!
  4. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    When I decided to make my 70 Tele neck live on a Tele body again I bought a fully loaded Warmoth body off ebay. It had the SCPB-2 "hot" version, and I immediately knew it wasn't for me. Too gritty and heavy in the mids.

    So I picked up a used SCPB 1/4 lb'er and I'll never go back to a vintage one, including the original 70 pickup which I still have!

    Huge tone across the sweep, and punch a'plenty. The only blip I found was having to keep the pickup a little further from the strings than usual because the field is very strong and the output is so hot. Once I set the correct distance it worked out quite nicely indeed. I like it a lot.