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Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Fender P-Bass Pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Cogno, Oct 16, 2001.


  1. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Fender P-Bass Pickup
    Does anyone have any experience with the SD Qtr Pound P-bass pick-up? I have ordered one to put in a MIM Fender P. Does to require any routing of the cavity or pickguard?
     
  2. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Congo,

    No modification is necessary! They pop right in. I dropped a set into a Squire P-bass body. Very high output p'ups! Good choice. You won't need to crank your volume, and you can get some great sounds by rolling back the tone control.
     
  3. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    I appreciate the info.
     
  4. I am thinking about putting those into my squier...
    I'd really like to have an example of how they sound...
     
  5. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    It is my un derstanding that the bass Player form Blink 182 uses one.
     
  6. thanks , but you almost don't hear the bass in those blink 182 songs.
     
  7. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    listen to a blink song from Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. The "bass solo" :rolleyes: in Anthem Part 2 sounds very quarter pounder-ish. I have this pickup and it sounds excellent. You dont really need a demo because it sounds great, but listen to that song because you can hear the clicky punchy tone of the quarter pounder pretty well during that solo.

    On another subject, does anyone have a problem with this pickup buzzing loudly when you touch a pole piece? Does that happen with all p basses, or is it just this pickup because its so hot?
     
  8. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    Yes, you can eliminate that by not touching it..... Just joking. You can get some clear fingernail polish and very gently brush it on the post and let dry. You can get your chick to blow it dry.
     
  9. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    South
    Yes, you can eliminate that by not touching it..... Just joking. You can get some clear fingernail polish and very gently brush it on the post and let dry. You can get your chick to blow it dry.
     
  10. that happens with many single coil pickups
     
  11. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    The Quarter Pounder is a humbucker. I must admit though that I have not touched the pole pieces...to busy touching the strings!
     
  12. sure it's a humbucker??
     
  13. They're available in humbucking and single coil versions. Very good pickup btw.
     
  14. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
  15. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
  16. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    You are probably completing a ground loop by touching the pole piece. It shouldn't matter though, I don't think that you're going to spend alot of time touching the pole pieces.
     
  17. ...because you are supposed to touch the strings not the pole pieces ! ;)
     
  18. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    It was a defining moment in my development as a bass player when I realized that...:D :D :D
     
  19. I was wondering if putting 1/4 pounders in a Precision Deluxe would 'drown out' the bridge pup... or if it would work tone-wise.
     
  20. This pickup is not a humbucker. The original P-bass had a single coil pup. Then they decided to try to eliminate hum by cutting the coil in half and wiring the two coils out of phase with eachother. Hense the modern day split-coil P-bass. This does effectively reduce hum, but it is by no means a humbucker.


    This will not work. You'll have to change both pickups to Quarter Pounders (Duncan does make a Jazz qtr pounder). The reason is that the pickups will be out of phase with eachhother and you will hear some funky things. But tonally, it will not drown out a bridge pickup. Even though it is hot and bright, it doesn't have the snap of a jazz bridge pickup and the two have distinctly different tones. Just be sure you blend it right. On the Deluxe P-Basses I've played, the neck pup does overpower the bridge and the sound needs to be balanced.