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Which are best 1976 Pbass pickups or 1983 Pbass Pickups (stock)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Darknut, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Darknut


    Apr 4, 2009
    I have 2 sets of stock Fender P bass pickups/pots sets from when I put EMG's in a couple of basses years ago.

    1 set is from My 1976 P the other set is from a 1983 P I used to have.

    I'll prob try them both in a Squire P I picked up .... I wonder which will sound the best?


    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    I would think the ones that sound better to you would be judged the best.
  3. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    A HUGE +1
  4. bstringrandy

    bstringrandy Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    I'd put the 76 pickups back in the 76 P-bass and put the EMGs in the Squier! It will need more help than the 76! ;)

    The output on my passive 82 P-bass is as hot as my MM Stingray!!

  5. Darknut


    Apr 4, 2009
    I ended up putting the 83's in the squire .... decided not to waste the 76's on a $50.00 squire.

    I love the EMG's & would never go back to passive on that bass.

    I did some tracking with the 76 P just last weekend ... I always forget how good it sounds recorded!

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