I am sorry if this question has been addressed before. I have looked and looked, so my apologies. I was wondering if my bass's original pickups are standard P pickups or whether Fender went cheap on the MIM ones from this era. Pickups are not that hard to manufacture, especially for Fender, so I can't imagine that they'd save a bunch of money by skimping on them, since IMO, it would hurt their reputation. So why am I asking? I just bought one of these, and it's my first P in about twenty years. I'm doing a shielding job on it and replacing pots and jacks, as well as a setup of course. So, if these are simply regular Fender pickups from that era (same as MIA, maybe??), I won't bother changing them out until I play the bass in a real gig situation and find I don't like it. I don't really care if it has an 'xyz' brand pickup in it if I can get a real Fender sound from it. I had a '74 P-bass and it sounded fine to me. I don't really want to get caught up in this "You should buy a ____ pickup", etc. Everybody has an opinion. I just want to know what my OEM pickup is. Thanks, guys.