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Whats the best pickup...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ashton, Jan 2, 2005.


  1. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    ..if i want to nail the vintage P tone with a newish P.
     
  2. spidersbass

    spidersbass

    Nov 29, 2004
    Downtown L.A.
    i want to be tactful on an internet forum, but that just ain´t gonna happen is it...
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I've heard great things about the Fralin P, but haven't tried one. The best one I've tried for the sound you describe is the Nordstrand P.
     
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Fender RI 62 are pretty good at this game. So are Duncan Antiquity. There is more than PUs to vintage though.
     
  5. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    Fralin ive heard are amazing.

    im pretty sure its the P sound im after because 98% of the bass lines that I love came from them.
     
  6. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    +1

    May I also suggest a good set of flatwound strings to go with that Nordstrand P? I use TI jazz flats. They sound great with this pickup IMHO.