Vintage Precision Pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bonga_rascal, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. bonga_rascal


    Sep 9, 2010

    I have a 50's Precision bass that's made in Mexico. As of now, it's completely stock. I have been thinking about changing the pickup. I had posted a thread here about 2 months back when I got the bass and some of the people who commented on that thread said that they had swapped out the pickup.

    I have been thinking about doing the same. I am using DR Sunbeams strings on the bass and would like a warm full bodied tone.

    Which pickup should I go in for?

  2. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Those are nice basses! I would recommend flatwound strings first and foremost
  3. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Have you tried searching for suggestions? There must be 1000's of vintage tone threads.
  4. bonga_rascal


    Sep 9, 2010
    Yes, I think flatwounds are great. But I do like Nickel strings. Also, I have gone in for DR Sunbeams because I like the fact that they're the smoothest rounds. YMMV, but I like them
  5. bonga_rascal


    Sep 9, 2010
    Yes, I did go through some of the threads here.

    The Seymour SPB-1 gets a lot of love around here, as do the Fender 62 and the Lindy Fralin's.