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Squier Bronco Upgrades

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FatBottomThump, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    Looking for upgrades for a Squier Bronco bass. Want it to sound good when I'm slapping but also have a nice rich thump to it. Any ideas? Right now it is strung with some two month old GHS Boomers.
  2. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  3. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    Thanks, that was one of the pickups that I was considering.
  4. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    I was thinking of getting the the "Modern" voiced lil killer, I heard it has more mids. I also thought of switching to D'addario chrome flats. Good idea?
  5. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Lil' Killer is the way to go. Wire it series-single-parallel for some cool tones.

    Better yet, put two of them in.
  6. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    This is what the bass looks like right now. I like to paint my stuff. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355702206.067002.
  7. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I've tried a few different strings on my Bronco, but I've been pretty happy with the ECB81S Chrome set.

    The short scale keeps the tension down. They feel and play pretty good.

    BTW, if you decide to go for a two pickup setup, it's pretty straight forward. Just put in a side jack, route out a space and cut the pickguard.

    This will leave you three holes for a VVT setup.

  8. Cool tiger stripes, dude! Very George Lynch-ish.
  9. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    Thank you. It's not my best work though. I think I'll stick with one pickup.
  10. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Depending on if you want to use a strat style p.u. like the original or mod it.Maybe a single jazz pickup would be an easy fix.
  11. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I put a split pole P bass pickup in mine
    and am very happy with it,


  12. FatBottomThump


    Dec 14, 2012
    Did you have to do any routing?
  13. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    I put the middle value Lil' Killer in my brothers Bronco and plan on doing the same to mine.

    There are lots of SS bass string options out there, just try some out to find the tone you want. Buy only from bassstringsonline.com