Squire bronco bass pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ReggaeBass34, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. ReggaeBass34


    Jul 25, 2013
    I recently received a bronco bass as a gift and am looking to change out the pickups for something more warm. I play a lot of reggae and would like to find a pickup that will give me the natural bass sound. The guys at the local store recommended the Nordstrom shush puppy pickup, but was not very confident. The reviews are awesome for the pickup. Any thoughts? Could always use additional opinions, anybody do something similar?
  2. Dondabass


    Feb 25, 2005
  3. ReggaeBass34


    Jul 25, 2013
    Thanks will look into it. Also autocorrect changed Nordstrand to Nordstrom.
  4. ReggaeBass34


    Jul 25, 2013
    Did you have to do any mod to the bass for the pickup?
  5. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    The Bronco Bass comes with a crummy guitar pickup (puny Strat-type).

    Any upgrade will help. :D

    Will only require an easy swap.
  6. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  7. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    I have the Lil Killer 10K in my Bronco, wired directly to the output jack. It's so hot I usually run it though the active input to avoid clipping. Very lively tone. It's actually a bit of a wild beast, but I love it.
    Definitely not a pickup suitable for slap players, but sounds great for classic rock etc.

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  8. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    If you are not afraid of a wood chisel can take
    out a little wood and modify the PG, you can
    put anything you want in it.

    I just used a P bass pickup I had on hand. It
    didn't cost me anything and unlike most other
    mods, it's not a compromise.

    They say the pole pieces won't line up. But if
    you center each coil on the two strings, it'll
    have strong and even response across all 4

    Believe me, it really works good,


  9. GlennW

    GlennW Inactive

    Sep 6, 2006
    I'd try a .1uF cap first. Cheap, easy, and will darken tone quite a bit.

    That would be a good thing for what you're trying to do even if you use another pickup.
  10. I really like the stock pickup in the Bronco, even though it is just an affinity series strat pickup. It gives the bass a different tone than what you find in a p-bass or jazz bass. I would go for the lil killer as a pickup replacement, but I've also heard good things about the strat sized lace sensor "red" pickups. Apparently they lend themselves very well to the sound of this bass.

    None of it really matters to me though, I love the stock pickup. This is the only bass of the 6 I own that hasn't had any mods.

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  11. markanini


    Jun 25, 2008
  12. George Mann

    George Mann Inactive

    May 27, 2012
    The two best direct drop-in pickups I have personally found are the Aero Musicmasterer, and the DiMarzio Fast Track 2.