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Seymour Duncan 1/4 Pounders or Dimarzio Split P pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SPAZ5446, Oct 2, 2010.


  1. SPAZ5446

    SPAZ5446

    Aug 25, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Which is better for a clean bass sound? I've heard the 1/4 Pounders can sound muddy and the Split P's can have some mid growl to them. Just looking for a higher output upgrade that keeps the same clean tone. Also I know the 1/4 Pounders have hum-cancelling, but what about the Split P's?
     
  2. All split coil pickups are humbucking.
     
  3. precision punk

    precision punk

    Mar 15, 2009
    Hmmm I heard the EMG HZ pickups are nice and clean. The pickups are also passive and reasonably priced.
     
  4. SPAZ5446

    SPAZ5446

    Aug 25, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Oh wow, I completely forgot about EMG haha. Thanks for reminding me, I'll check them out.
     
  5. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
    I have the QP in my Fender P (for over 10 years) I had the DiMarzio in it before. I prefer the QP. Both are hum cancelling by the way just by the design of the P pickup.

    The QP is fatter yet more defined than the DiMarzio. Just a bigger and I think better balanced sound. What I think of when I think of a P bass. Records great too.

    Nothing wrong with the DiMarzio. I just like the QP better and also better than any of the Fender pickups.
     

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