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Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$632.00
 
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Overview

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?

FEATURES

  • Split-coil humbucker
  • Flush-mounted Alnico V magnets
  • Enamel-coated magnet wire
  • Cloth-coated output wire
SPECIFICATIONS
  • DC resistance: 10.5kOhms
  • Inductance: 6.4 henries
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FenderOriginal 1962 P Bass Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow, wow, and wow

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disappointed

I ordered this to replace my pickups in my P bass, but when I put it in, the output was way too quiet. My bass also has a bridge pickup, and it was...Read complete review

I ordered this to replace my pickups in my P bass, but when I put it in, the output was way too quiet. My bass also has a bridge pickup, and it was about twice as loud. We tried rewiring it multiple times, but the bridge pickup was still much louder. We concluded that this neck pickup was too quiet. Probably a dud pickup. Will return and try agin

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(36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, wow, and wow

By benso

from hollywood

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What would you expect?

By Alberto Sampson

from New York,New York

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Value

By Jude

from Winchester, VA

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT PRODUCT

By JonnyMai

from FL

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like finding an old friend

By Jack Bryant

from Rockville, MD

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is one of those time I got it right !

By George

from N.C.

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for the Buck

By Rocco

from Oakton, VA

Site Member

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

I purchased a 1997 Fender Made in Mexico P-Bass off of Craigslist. It was in like new condition and I was very happy with the purchase; however I thought that perhaps I could improve the tone with some new pick ups. I did a lot of research and decided to follow the recommendation of Bestcovery.com and get the 62's. WOW! The difference is incredible. I brought the bass into a small guitar shop to have the work done. The tech and I did a little before and after test to see if they would make a significant difference, and they exceeded both of our expectations. The best part is how they actually affect the tone control knob. It really works now. Before you could hardly tell the difference when adjusting tone on the bass. Now you can. I highly recommend the pick ups. They deliver!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Upgraded my MIM P Bass

By Raymond Quinn

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

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.

 
5.0

Classic '62

By viperBSG

from Athol Massachusetts 01331

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Classic Vibe
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Main Precision Bass
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

I bought a Fender Ash body FSR Precision Bass (the sister to the Ash Bodied Standard Jazz Bass everyone is crazy about.) a few years ago at the Manchaester Ct. GC. the Pup's where not to be desired. so I changed them out with the Original They put these in the American Vintage series and there high end Pricision's so these pup's have to be good. and they are. I get compliments on my Bass I also put in a professionaly made Push Back Wired harness with CTS 250k Pots and spraug Orange drop. She littealy is a '62 now. and im in love with the tonal spectrum of this incredible Bass simply by changing to the Fender Original. looking to pure Precision tone cant go wrong with this set.

 
5.0

Really nice

By Pastor D

from Kansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

      I use this in worship with a tube amp. It gives some great tones and is well balanced. It also has plenty of output. I really enjoy it.

       
      5.0

      Fender 62 Reissue Pickups - Better than the Originals

      By Craig

      from Boise, Idaho

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

        Really great range of tonality and quieter than the originals. A barging at the price for replacement or upgrade.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Very disappointed

        By C.shel

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Too Quiet

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

            I ordered this to replace my pickups in my P bass, but when I put it in, the output was way too quiet. My bass also has a bridge pickup, and it was about twice as loud. We tried rewiring it multiple times, but the bridge pickup was still much louder. We concluded that this neck pickup was too quiet. Probably a dud pickup. Will return and try agin

             
            5.0

            I recommend to all

            By Sebastian Mendoza

            from Anaheim, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • B****in sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Plays too good (obviously a joke)

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

            10/10 would recommend this to anyone who's looking to improve their bass sound. I own Fender's new Mustang Offset bass and don't get me wrong, the bass had a great sound but when I added those 62' pickups....oh boy did it enhance the sound by a ton! They are just so thunderous!!!!

             
            5.0

            Amazing pickup. Classic P Bass tone. Affordable.

            By Desi and Cody (Cody)

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                I'm a studio engineer/producer who has until recently been primarily a guitarist. I bought a bass for the studio and I loved it so much that I decided to start doing some live gigs as a bassist and I have enjoyed it thoroughly. I bought a 1995 MIM P Bass for really cheap. The bass has a great neck and is a quality instrument for what I paid for it, but I was having trouble getting a good tone out of it. The stock ceramic pickup was really Woofy in the lower register, unpleasantly harsh in the higher register, and lacking in the midrange area that a bass gains note definition in a mix. In the studio it worked ok, because I had a little more control over the EQ and was able to use compression to help it pop in the mix a little better, but overall it was pretty disappointing. Live it was so bad that I often couldn't even tell the difference between notes on the lower notes I was playing. Then I bought this pickup. Bam!! Every problem described above was instantly solved. I can now literally leave my amp EQ completely as well as on my Ampeg SCR-DI. (which I also highly recommend checking out) I play with flat wounds and a piece of foam under the bridge. This pickup nails both of the tones I go for which is Carol Kaye's picked Bass tones and James Jamersons finger style with the tone rolled off. If you want the Classic P bass tone, this is your ticket. I still can't believe how great this pickup sounds for such a low price. Highly recommend.

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