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Seymour Duncan P Bass Pups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by robbroncs, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. robbroncs


    Jul 12, 2012
    I'm looking to experiment for the first time and build my own P Bass.

    I want to use Seymour Duncan Pick ups.

    But i'm unsure what the differences between them are.
    can anyone offer any help what the main difference between Antiquity, Quarter Pound and Lightnin Rod is

    thank you very much for any advice
  2. parsons


    Feb 22, 2008
    Spb-1 their vintage P pickup. I like it, it's traditional P tone is pleasing but not anything special.
    Spb-2 The Hot p pickup. I have these in all of my Precisions. Loud mids and great grind without being over the top.
    Spb-3 The quarter pounder. I've had them and replaced them all with the spb-2 once I heard them. I think we should leave the Quarter Pounders to mcDonalds.
  3. QFT.... but now I'm hungry
  4. kesh


    Jul 9, 2012
    Brighton, England
    that's the basslines range, there's also the antiquities.

    antiquity is meant to be vintage 60s, antiquity II early seventies.

    or something.
  5. robbroncs


    Jul 12, 2012
    lol now i want a quaterpounder too!!

    grind scares me.... does that mean clean and bright??

    would antiquity be warmer sounding??

    thanks for your help!
  6. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    I put quarter pounds in my frankenP and now I rarely play any of my other basses.....mids for miles and a nice growl, not over the top, but my favorite thing about 'em is they have HUGE output...very loud. I use 500k pots but I don't think they cause the output increase...they do add mids.
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Quarter pounders are pretty mid scooped...
  8. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Not with 500k pots.
  9. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Two thumbs up for the SPB-1
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I do not agree.

    Using a 500K pot allows more highs to pass through. To me, it made a very bright sounding pickup sound even brighter. Of course, that can be a good thing depending on the tone you're looking for. Just not the standard mid heavy P bass tone.
  11. acebase62


    Jun 29, 2010
    2 more from me. I find it more versatile than the SPB-2 I used to use in my PJ.

    Both are great pickups, just different.
  12. Nugun


    Dec 31, 2011
    Mesquite, TX
    I can't really say too much in the realm of comparing them, but I can vouch for the Quarter Pounders. They brought an old P-bass of mine back to life with a grudge. I stand out easily in the power trio I play in and I can get anything from the classic warm p bass tone (with some mild EQ'ing of course) to an aggressive Jazz like snarl. I love every second of it and always get compliments on my tone when playing out. :cool:

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