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Squier P Bass Pickup Upgrade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by los100malditos, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Which pickup would you recommend/suggest for a Squier P Bass upgrade??? Seymour Duncan? Dimarzio?
  2. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    If price is an issue,

    My all time fav is Seymour Duncan SPB-1. IMO,
    it nails the old school P sound (and much better
    than the Ant II)

    Original Fender 62 P bass pickup is a good PU

  3. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Dont mean to hijack thread but can you explain to me the sound of the spb-1?
  4. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    That is difficult and subjective.

    Both those pickups I mention have a kind
    of old school sound that most of us are
    familiar with. If I go farther, it may not be
    well understood.

    The Seymour Duncan SPB-3 Quarter Pound
    P Bass is a little hotter and more trebbly. It's
    real popular with some folks.
  5. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    Spb-1 - vintage 60s p
    Spb-2 - vintage hot 60s p
    Spb-3 - hot modern P, lots and lots of low end
    Spb-4 - hot 70's ish kind of pickup, lots of mids and less lows.

    Fender 62- replica of the 60s p bass pickups

    Dimarzio model p- very good pickup, hot, lots of mids, and INCREDIBLY cheap.

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