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where can i get a sting p-bass pup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by steve-o, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i plan on getting a pup from one of these or get an aftermarket brand pup. to put in my MIA jazz to get the p-bass bottom with my jazz.

  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    You mean the old single coil P types? :)

    Seymour Duncan and Rio Grande make replacements.

    You can get S/D's at Warmoth, Black Rose Customs, and
    Discount Guitar Parts.

    I dunno where you can get Rio Grandes straightaway.
    Musictoyz carries some other R/G models. You could
    maybe email `em?

    I like these li'l oddballs from WooSung Chorus ==> CLICK
    Seems there'd be less routing (J shaped) :D
  3. That WooSung Chorus pickup is bizarre. Do you know what the deal with it is? Is it supposed to sound like a single coil P-Bass pickup, or what?

    You can order the Rio Grandes off of their website. I got the vintage model they offer and don't really like it. I plan to switch it out at some point. I have a PJ type configuration, but instead of a J it's a single coil P. Right now I'm very pleased with just the '62 humbucking P I have in the mid position, so I'm taking the "if it's not broken, don't fix it" philosophy.

    The Rio Grande vintage model is very thin and trebly--doesn't sound at all like the Sting bass.

    I recall seeing Fender single coil PBass pickups for sale, though I don't remember where. It wasn't marketed as the same one they use on the Sting model, but I'd guess it was. I'll look around for you.

    By the way, if your wondering about my wacky pickup configuration, it's a Warmoth! They'll do anything. It even has a Jazzmaster body!

    Good luck,

  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Darn good question [​IMG] That'd be my assumption. Or maybe a MM type
    in single coil mode, what with them big ol' polepieces.

    However, if ya' go by "more windings (higher DC resistance) == more output",
    the spec page at WooSung indicates that it would be pretty weak (3.97KΩ ).
    The Seymour Duncan VINTAGE single coil P is 7.98KΩ .


    I think WooSung is the distributor of those single pole J types.
    The manufacturer (CMIIW) is Häussel Pickups, a German outfit.
    Here's a link -- CLICK. Maybe there are some more details in
    the description. Sprechen zie Deutsche?

    And now (from left field :p ), WooSung also offers what appears
    to be a Mustang type replacement...

  5. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Why don't you just sell the Jazz and get something you want, instead of defacing it. This is going to cost you twice; once when you do it, and again when you try to sell it.
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i wanted more bottom end bout with the same sound. it is my amp anyways. i just found out.


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