Fender Custom Shop 62 P-Bass Pickup

Fender Custom Shop Electric Bass Pickups

  • Reproduction of the classic 1962 precision bass pickup
  • Split coil
  • AlNiCo 5 magnet
  • 10.5 K Ohm DC resistance
  • Includes screws

Further Information

Active Pickup System No
Wiring 2-Conductor
Colour Black
Position Middle

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Great sound but poor quality control.
TrEr, 07.12.2019
I got these to replace a Seymour Duncan SPB-1 in a really nice MIJ Fender Precision. I never really connected with the SPB-1. I found it a bit too relaxed/scooped in the mids, the output was on the low side and it didn't snarl the way I expect from a vintage P-bass when digging in.

So I got the Fender CS62 instead.

Pros:

-The sound is great! Personally I prefer the slightly more aggressive/forward sounding Fender Originals but that's just a matter of taste. Of all the currently available Fender P-bass pickups I think this CS62 is the one that best nails the early/mid 60s sound.

Cons:

-The construction is disappointing. Quality control must have slipped at Fender (again!). The pole pieces are supposed to sit flush with the cover on these pickups. Well they're not. The pole pieces are protruding 1-2mm out of the covers. Which makes it easier to hit them with the strings and get that nasty crackle when digging in hard close to the neck. It's not a big problem in most situations but sadly it is an indication that quality control is still a problem at Fender USA.

-I also find Fender's gimmicky marketing for their pickups to be totally ridiculous. They've currently got three pickups that they all claim is a faithful reproduction of the early 60s P-bass sound: The Originals, the Pure Vintage 63 and these Custom Shop 62. Come on Fender, can't you at least try to describe how these three COMPLETELY DIFFERENT pickups actually sound? Personally I love the Original and this CS62 but I'm not a huge fan of the much mellower PV63. Simply calling them all a faithful reproduction of the 60s sound is misleading in my opinion.

Still, if we're speaking strictly about sound quality I see no reason to pay more for boutique offerings. These Fender pickups sound just as good as anything out there if you want the classic, vintage P-bass tone. But be aware that these pickups are mass manufactured and there's a chance you may get a bad one, something that would probably not happen from a boutique manufacturer.

I'm both slightly disappointed and really happy with these pickups. I'm giving them top rating for sound and not so great for the rest.
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Excellent upgrade for Japanese Fender P-bass.
RobinY, 08.12.2017
I've had a Japanese-made Fender '62 Reissue Precision bass for 20-odd years. Japanese Fenders are great instruments, but often let down (on purpose, allegedly, so they don't make US Fenders look bad) by having inferior pickups and electrics installed. So, a few months back, I upgraded mine with a vintage-style tone-harness (Emerson Custom), and one of these pickups.

And the bass now sounds exactly the way it should. The sound quality has improved markedly, the balance of frequencies is just right, the dynamics and responsiveness are great, it's easy to dial in whatever flavours of classic Precision tone you want (whether it's Motown, heavy rock or something else entirely - you can get a tremendous Stranglers sound with new strings on the bass, for example...), and it sits great in the mix every time.

Overall it's turned a decent/affordable type of bass into a seriously useful instrument. In fact, when I'm recording there's usually a Rickenbacker 4003 and a nice G&L L-2000 around, and I tend to try them first. But I end up going with the Precision anyway because it's the one that just works...
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Made my MIM Precision sound like my US SAtandard
25.08.2015
As this is the pickup that comes in the post 2012 US Standard Fender Precisions I bought it so that my backup Mexican Precision would sound the same. And it does now. Awesome pickup, really full, rich across the tonal spectrum. I`ve had many replacement pickups but this is by far the best.
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The best P-Bass pickups in the market!
Kyuuga, 18.04.2018
Definitely the best all-around P-Bass pickups out there. There's always pros and cons to every pickup but the Fender 62 offer almost all the options you can have. From smooth Motown sounds to agressive Punk tones these pickups can do it all.

Also, they're one of the few that don't scoop your mids and they cut through the mix very nicely. If you're looking to upgrade your Squier or cheap Precision copy then these are the pickups you should go for.
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