#1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-DP127-Split-P-Replacement-Pickup-for-Fender-P-Bass?sku=302265

Though I always planned on getting a Jazz bass if I were to ever get a Fender bass, this pup looks pretty sweet. Does it give your P-bass for versatility or would it still be a one trick pony?

Also, what would be a good Jazz bass pup that isn't terribly expensive?
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Last edited by SOCOOLITHURTS at Nov 5, 2007,
#3
Most modern Fender MIM bodies (and probably MIA, for that matter) have the ol' hybrid swimming pool route under the pickguard. That means if you can get a new pickguard, you can put a P-bass pickup at the neck.
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Most modern Fender MIM bodies (and probably MIA, for that matter) have the ol' hybrid swimming pool route under the pickguard. That means if you can get a new pickguard, you can put a P-bass pickup at the neck.


Sorry what? I don't think I understand.
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#5
^It means that they just route away a big section under the pickgaurd instead of the rough shape of the pickup so they can mass-produce the same body for multiple bass models.
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#6
I've got these pickups in my P-Bass...

I'm not too sure if I like it. I find that it's making my P-Bass quite... bassy. But I do need to upgrade the bridge and put some new strings on it.

It's a pretty good pickup. I think. I can't really be sure.
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I've got these pickups in my P-Bass...

I'm not too sure if I like it. I find that it's making my P-Bass quite... bassy. But I do need to upgrade the bridge and put some new strings on it.

It's a pretty good pickup. I think. I can't really be sure.


ha okay? God forbid a bass to be bassy

So I get the impression you don't like it. Would you say its versatile?
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#8
I love it to death. When I built my P-Bass I used this pickup. It's perfect, even combined with my sub-par Behringer amp it cuts right through all the guitars and drums and even the 2nd bassist when I play. It's a pickup that's engineered to be perfect for either finger or pick attack which makes it very versatile. I don't think it makes my bass sound too bassy, but it does amplify the lows (it may have something to do with it being ceramic, but I'm not sure). It's a great pickup for the price, I say you should get it.
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ha okay? God forbid a bass to be bassy

So I get the impression you don't like it. Would you say its versatile?


I think, judging by Flummery's post, that my P Bass is a bit screwed to be honest.

I'd go with what he said to be honest.
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#10
if you want versatility i subjust EMG P (active) or a duncan Quarter Pounder. it is obvious the split P is made to be agressive. it probably could get a wider veriety of sounds tho maybe enough for you but not the same amount as the pickups i listed formerly.


the increased bass response comes from the pickup becoming a humbucker. instead of single coil.
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Most modern Fender MIM bodies (and probably MIA, for that matter) have the ol' hybrid swimming pool route under the pickguard. That means if you can get a new pickguard, you can put a P-bass pickup at the neck.


I think it was either Chris or Sinan or Bales who opened up their MIM and there is a little swimming pool but not big enough to fit a P bass pickup in without extra routing.

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I think it was either Chris or Sinan or Bales who opened up their MIM and there is a little swimming pool but not big enough to fit a P bass pickup in without extra routing.


I never mentioned it, but mine was P-Bass sized route.
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