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Fender Vintage P-Bass Pickup

P-Bass Pickup for BassCountless classics of popular music were played with a Fender Precision Bass, and the typical two-part P-pickup has been copied by numerous companies and is now standard in the neck position . The Vintage P-Bass pickup has the original grumpy warm Precision sound, powerful and assertive!

  • Original Vintage Style Precision Bass Pickups

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

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Classic P-Bass tone? Look no further!

Steven474, 05.04.2017
I bought this pickup a few years ago for a Westfield Precision Bass copy, which was utterly transformed. This pickup nails that original, 60's fat, honky bass sound heard on countless recordings, with tones ranging from deep woolly rumbles up to bell-like treble tones, and everything in between.
The pickup is well made, and also well presented, and I was thoroughly impressed by the inclusion of a copper backing plate as per the original design.

Sound-wise this is one of the two ultimate P pickups as far as I'm concerned, the other being the DiMarzio Model P. Naturally this isn't as hot as the DiMarzio, but the slightly lower output allows for far more subtlety to be injected into one's playing on tracks that aren't as aggressive. It's also perfect for that 'farting into a box' sound people always describe when talking about 60's P sounds.

Installation was a piece of cake, basic soldering was all it took to get this installed.

So is this the right pickup for you? Depends exactly what sound you're after, and also what exact bass you're building or upgrading. If your style is rooted in punk and more aggressive rock than the DiMarzio might be a better choice, but for anything else this is the tried and tested best you can get without spending really silly money.

Fender Precision bass tone the way Fender intended.
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The Best P Bass Pickups

Cormac, 22.06.2014
Like the box says, get these if you want that original Fender Precision Bass sound.
Made well, prewired to a new copper ground plate - solder in 2 wires and you're in business.

At one time I had active pickups in this 30 year old Made In Japan P bass. Run by a 9 volt battery (I routed a battery cavity under the pickguard), they were bright and "attacky", and I really liked them at the time.

Then, after some years of using those pickups, I reinstalled the originals out of a desire for change, and was amazed by the great tone. I didn't recall loving the original tone before, but this was great. That was at least 10 years ago.

Then I bought these recently to replace the original pickups. Because the original pickups sound great to me in this bass, I did this primarily 'cause I've upgraded everything on this instrument over the years - better bridge, better tuners, and I now did the electronics, thinking I could improve the instrument's tone even more.

While I can't say, "wow - it sounded awful before and now it's amazing!", I think maybe it's got better definition and clarity than before. It certainly has the traditional sound I'm looking for and I'm not wishing I hadn't bothered. I need to play and record with it more to form a clearer opinion, but so far it's everything I was hoping for, tone-wise.

I did note that the new pickups look like they're maybe manufactured better than the old stock ones.

All in all, these are the real deal, provide original spec sound, and they're made well and easy to install. It's hard to know whether you'll improve your sound in a way you'll like in any given instrument when you change pickups. But if you like upgrading your gear and experimenting, it's always worthwhile to try.
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