So what's your favourite P bass pickup, and why? I'm a long-time guitar player, relatively new to bass. I have a cheap Samick PJ bass. The guitar is a decent, functional guitar, but the stock pickups sounded anaemic and toneless. I disconnected the J pickup and replaced the neck P pickup with a Dimarzio Model P. Big improvement. Recently I've become obsessed with bass, especially the P sound. I pretty much only have video clips to go by, but even though the Dimarzio is a very good pickup it's clear to me that other pickups will be a better fit for my music, which is pretty much old school swampy blues and country. The ones that caught me ear the most were a SD Antiquity A2, the Nordstrand NP4, and a Lollar.