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Which of these P pickups sounds most like a '65 P?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by philthygeezer, Aug 14, 2004.


  1. Fender Original P

    9 vote(s)
    52.9%
  2. Bartolini 8S

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Seymour Duncan SPB-1

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. DiMarzio Model P

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Other (please state).

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    Choose please!


    I've now got both a Fender Original P and a Bartolini 8S, and I suspect that the Fender is a bit warmer and thumpier?
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I haven't tried them all, but the DM Model P is definitely the odd one out there! It has it's own sound which is fine, but it's certainly not a '65 type of sound.

    The favorite one I tried was the Nordstrand N4P.
     
  3. Lindy Fralin.

    Awesome 60's tone.
     
  4. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    Montana
    IMHO Fralin is THE pre CBS pup sound being made today.
     
  5. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    3rd for Fralins :hyper:
     
  6. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    The spb1 is one of the best I've heard, wouldn't use anything else!
     
  7. I agree with Paul..As far as pickups you cant beat the price of a Basslines pickup...I have used them in all my P and J basses....Thinking of putting one in my StingRay 5.....
     
  8. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
  9. I have the Fender "Original 62" in my P-clone and I love it. As far as I'm concerned it has a great vintage P-Bass sound and others who hear it agree with me.
     
  10. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Another vote for Fralins. You can even call him and tell him exactly what you are looking for and he'll over/underwind the pickup accordingly.