1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

squier P-Bass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rafterman, Dec 20, 2000.

  1. i have a Squier P-Bass and i am not very satisfied with the sound i'm getting from my pickups. However I just got a BOSS BASS EQUALIZER and it has improved more than I imagined. But with better pickups...my $180 Bass could probably sound like a $500 Bass. But I don't know what kinda pickups are a real good quality. Can you guys suggest good types of pickups for a P-Bass?
  2. Euclides


    Sep 13, 2000
    I took the frets off my squier P, and added a J Tobias as a bridge pick up; the stock pick up is noisy, so I'm considering replacing it.

    Somebody recomended a Dimarzio Split P ( DP 127 ? )in another thread. It's more recent than their DP 122.
    Seymour Duncan makes the Quarter Pound ( SPB-3 ).

    I think we can't go wrong with any of those.
  3. Is it even possible to add a THIRD pickup to a Squier P Special 4 string? As in, have a J in the bridge position, have the P in the middle between the bridge and the neck. Then, have a HUMBUCKER right below the 21st fret. Wouldn't that be COOL!? But is it possible to do? I don't know.
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Anything's possible. Billy Sheehan doesn't use a bridge pickup on his basses (mostly) but he does have a big fat humbucker up by the neck. Seems like a cool idea. Check out http://www.billysheehan.com, and you can see the ones he did himself before getting Yamaha to make them. I think the Seafoam Green/Maple Billy Sheehan Sig. bass is one of the coolest basses I've ever seen.
  5. Anyone know how much it will cost?
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    ~ $1260 at M/F http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010105143309012106208029001478?pid=500106
    It's got some scalloping too...whoo-hoo! :D

    A used one at Elderly for $1025 http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/55U-2455.htm

    Paging Brad Johnson... :p

    Famous last words ~ You could probably toss one together for less.
    A simple P-type slab from Warmoth. A Model One or Will Power from DiMarzio.
    Your favorite P-pup. He**...toss in your favorite J-type back near
    the bridge while you're at it. :D
    :rolleyes:...or maybe just keep an eye on the Thrift Shop.

    Dude! Any luck with those strings?

    [Edited by notduane on 01-05-2001 at 05:11 PM]
  7. Actually, I meant put a Humbucker onto a Squier P Bass. Possible?

    PS Notduane: I'm waiting for my parents to bring me to the store to put them on still! They are so lazy...:p I'm too afraid to put them on my self.
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I think the P-type that's on there IS a humbucker.
    But you're talkin' about a 3rd up near the end of the neck, right?
    None come to mind that you could just "surface mount"; i.e., NOT have to route for.
    I'm not even sure a DiMarzio Model 1 or Will Power would fit between
    the P-type and the end of the board. Maybe a RioGrande "Pitbull".
    But then, string spacing is a concern too.

    I was yakkin' about that DiMarzio DP127 (Split-P) somewhere's -
    I can't find the thread right now :mad: . The Split-P is a dual humbucker.
    It comes with four wires. Normally, you'd connect the two in parallel or series, but...
    The instructions suggested you could also wire it in "stereo".
    Run the E/A section and the D/G section to two different outputs :eek: .
    If you're intent on FUTZIN' :D , maybe try this: get the Split-P.
    Then get some switch pots from Warmoth or Stew-Mac. These function as
    normal pots and the switches are activated "push/push".
    Wire it so that you could run full P + J, E/A + J, or D/G + J.
    I'm not really sure what that would sound like.
    (Simspon's Sea Captain) Yarrrrrrgh! (you can do it man! :) )
  9. forget Squire...my allegiance is to Ibanez!

Share This Page