Lay down the low end with the Fender Original 62 P Bass Pickup -- accurate reproductions of the pickups from the 1962 Precision Bass -- used on the American Vintage '62 P Bass. This split-coil humbuck... Read More
Lay down the low end with the Fender Original 62 P Bass Pickup -- accurate reproductions of the pickups from the 1962 Precision Bass -- used on the American Vintage '62 P Bass. This split-coil humbucking Fender pickup is made with flush-mounted Alnico V magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and cloth output wires to deliver the big, bad bass and snappy high-end sound that's perfect for any style of music! Would you expect any less from the company that invented the electric bass?
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Playing bass since 1972. Had quite a few basses but the one out of all of them, I miss the most was my 1972 P-Bass. I had it with the REAL 1962 P-Bass pickups and a damarzio Jazz that gave me a lot of tones in and around the P-Bass Pickup. Of course I traded it in but for a Custom Shop P-J that played like butter, BUT, never cave back that growl and Smokey Motown sound when needed. Tried the Seymour qrt pound and it worked well but still did not get me where I wanted. The Custom Shop pickup was actually better but I was back where I started. I finally traded that bass in for a Fender Precision Delux Special ( Yes Mexico made ) that had the growl I was looking for. But the Smokey tones and/or punchy bottoms with growling mids were still missing. SO in a last effort to get closer, I tried these Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickups. When I started installing them, I still had a feeling I was again wasting my time. But after I plugged into the amp, WOW. THERE IT WAS! The tones started revealing themselves. I had to learn the positioning of the Tone control again but it was worth it. I played that bass for an Hour before I realized how much fun it was to play bass like this again. For me to explain it, it would be like this. You can get full bass tones from Motown punchy but smooth, Wood tones and lows, mids and highs are all controllable. Best of all, the growl is back and when I play along with tunes I find myself hearing things I'm doing that had to be corrected now because I can hear it all again. Let me tell you this Mexican P-Bass is a real bass. It plays extremely well ( after setting it up )and the noiseless Jazz pickup works good enough to leave alone for now. But this 62 Fender P-pickup made it well worth keeping. I'm past that trading in thing, you never get what it's worth and most of the time you fool yourself into thinking you did well. I miss the 72 fender but that is starting to fade now. Do yourself a favor, try changing pickups. DO NOT let anyone tell you they don't make much of a difference. If that was true, then why do all the Pro's do it? Let me tell you, I'm done with this one. This is what I been looking for, for years. I aint going through that again. This Bass stays.
I got a great deal a a used Mexican Fender Precision Bass. After a setup, the bass played very well, but the tone didn't compare to other higher end American made P basses. This pickup was recommended by some pro bass players and my luthier. The pots in the bass were fine. Now this bass sounds as good as any P Bass I've ever heard. If you are looking for the real thing, this is it.
I put these in my new MIM Pbass and it has improved my tone and clarity exponentially. I'm now able to dial in a thick warm thump, a throaty high-mid growl, and with flatwounds,a clean psudo-double bass tone which has been great for studio work. Enormous, buttery lows, articulate, warm mids, and more than adequate highs. These make a pbass sound like a pbass should. Only complaint is that they came in a box that looked nothing like the one pictured. Great buy. Highly reccomended.
I am using my friends squire precision bass for the time being and I figured I would put some better pickups in it. The 62's did wonders! awesome tone! I didn't think it could improve it as much as it did. Also installed some new fender pots. I would recommend this to any owner of a Mexican fender, squire, or even a USA fender if you are looking for a better tone.
What a wonderful surprise to find that sound again. I had a '62 P-Bass that I lost to hard times and a pawn shop. Thirty years later I bought an Elite P-Bass but didn't care for the sound. After I went through some EMG's, I put these originals on it and found the sound of my old P-Bass. Pure and punchy. Fantastic!
This is what it's all about. Classic P Bass tone. Deep, punchy and smooth. The versatility of the P Bass knows no bounds. The pu's I had before were high output garbage. My only regret is that I didn't replace the pu's sooner.
Do what I did. Find the best Squier P-Bass you can. In ten minutes I unscrewed the pickguard, cut off the old strings, de-soldered the stock Squier pickup and re-soldered the Original P-Bass pickup and put the pick guard back on and restrung MONSTER TONE. I am so impressed. I thought it would be a bit better -- it's a new bass. Such an improvement.
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