SD quarter pounders vs. Fender 62's

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Vince S., Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    What is the tonal difference between these two pickups? The sound I am looking for is a low end growl, while still having the classic "precision bass" sound.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I have had both of these pickups on previous P basses. The quarter pounder definitely has more growl and has a gritty edge to it. Best example I can think of is that Blink 182 song , not sure of the title (Fell in love with the girl at the rock show) from Take Off Your Pants & Jacket.

    The 62 is warm, deep and thumpy. I prefer this PU, although for growl, go with the SD. When I had a 62 RI previously, my wife complained that the walls shook too much, which is a good sign.