Low output P Bass pickups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Low output P Bass pickups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby chupy on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:04 pm

Okay fellow nut jobs, I need a set of P Bass pickups, but im not looking for hot pickups. Something that has detail and dynamics. Here's what I play through, black face Bandmaster which I can't determine the year with a 2x12 or 4x12 cab or my friends 66 Dual Showman with a 4x12 or 2x12 cab. This is for rock and blues. Here's the specs on my bass's...

Bass 1
Reinforced maple neck with a maple fret board, with 6000 Dunlop frets 7/14 neck radius with a fat boat contour
Alder body standard P bass routing with a top loader bridge.

Bass 2
Non-reinforced maple neck with a rosewood fret board with 6150 Dunlop frets with a 10 inch neck radius C neck
Alder body with standard P bass routing with a top loader bridge.

So what would you all recommend for pickups? I will repeat I DO NOT WANT HOT PICKUPS, something with good detail and dynamics. I want to hear what im doing, not mud.

I will state this I found some no name brand pickups that sound pretty damn good that measure around 7.5K, a little bright, don't know what magnets are in em either. But they sound pretty good. I keep the tone knob rolled down to around 7 or 6. I wish I could find another set like them.

Everything I find is wound really to hot for the sound I want. I don’t want active pickups either. Im in a hurry and i’ll be buying Monday afternoon.
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Postby chupy on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:06 pm

I meant to say Showman not Dual Showman. There needs to be a edit button here.
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Postby chupy on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:40 pm

I will also state this, i've looked everywhere. Fralin, Seymour Duncan, Lollar he doesn't give out any spec's on his P Bass pickups :roll:, DiMarzio is not even close to what im looking for. No info on the Bartolini pickups. I looked at Guitar Fetish pickups, im astonished they didn’t have a low output P Bass pickup. I did find that the Rio Grande Vintage For P-Bass look very promising at 8.5k with A5 mag's, only problem is they don‘t say what kind of wire. Can't remember who else I looked at but i've been looking everywhere for the past week and searched here also. But the Rio Grande pickups look's like what im after.
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Postby brycebites on Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:41 am

It might be worth you getting touch with Wizard Pickups http://www.wizardpickups.co.uk/shop.asp?category=Bass. They are handmade to order and so a custom winding is an easy thing to do.
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Postby chupy on Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:42 pm

brycebites wrote:It might be worth you getting touch with Wizard Pickups http://www.wizardpickups.co.uk/shop.asp?category=Bass. They are handmade to order and so a custom winding is an easy thing to do.


Got them in my favorites. Thank you. :thumbsup:
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Postby chupy on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:26 pm

Well I went with the Fender reissue P bass pickups. Someone was going to throw them away so I said if your just going to throw them away i'll take them. :shock: :roll: Hint never throw anything away, i'll take them off your hands for free. :lol:

For pickups that where free they aint too bad. With the amp's I use and the bass im using them with they get a nice chewy, clear sound. I can hear what im doing with no extra mids like hotter pickups. But they do have a warm character to them. Hey I like them!! Hard to describe tone, that's the best I can do. :lol:

Note, i've been using them for a few weeks now. Im using them with 500k pots, and a .022 Mallory cap. It works for me. My amps are dark, so I need to brighten the tone of the bass. Low output pickups, higher pots, and a brighter cap. Im happy 8)
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Postby cerrem on Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:46 am

Bassed on what you are mentioned for the precision...you are describing the Duncan Quarter-Pounder pickup exactly.... It is punchy with good dynamics and it still sounds warm...and it isn't considered a HOT pick-up...

Best of Luck
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Postby brycebites on Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:56 am

cerrem wrote:Bassed on what you are mentioned for the precision...you are describing the Duncan Quarter-Pounder pickup exactly.... It is punchy with good dynamics and it still sounds warm...and it isn't considered a HOT pick-up...

Best of Luck
Chris


That's interesting - all my experiences of the QP are that is is high output...
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