P Bass Pickups

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by ezra1, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. ezra1

    ezra1 TDPRI Member

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    Thinking about the Arcane P65L vs the Cavalier.
    Anyone ever compared them ?
    They would be going into a Fender Vintage 50s Classic Laquer P Bass MIM
     
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    " crickets "
     
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    I have a classic vibe 50s Esquire. I put a SD quarter pounder in it. It’s great.
     
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    Is it just me or is there some kind of bass particles in the air this week on TDPRI?

    My wife plays stock ones, so I got nothing for ya.

    Carry on.
     
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    I concur, sir!
    Bass is so much fun, especially if you play with a compatible drummer.
     
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    Crickets are because you asked only about two specific pickups on a guitar forum. No one's reading this that has those pickups.

    I put a Tonerider TRP1 in my latest parts bass. It really rocks with authoratay. Very much the classic P Bass tone. Only $49 too.
     
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  7. Derek Kiernan

    Derek Kiernan Friend of Leo's

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    The Arcane P65L is twice the price. Any reason you thought of it?

    My personal favorite P-bass pickup is Wilde's P-46, which is the clearest you'll hear, and has great lows and smooth highs. It departs a little from the standard 50s recipe (has an additional pole per side, can accommodate 5 and 6 string basses as well), but is still Alnico poled, etc. If you're into something more strictly traditional, I don't see a reason not to go with the Cavaliers.
     
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    I expect to catch flack over this, but IT'S A BASS.......if it sounds "thumpy", it's good enough for me. As long as they're working, I always stick with stock.
     
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    Bass rigs often have superior treble response to guitar rigs, and with modern innovations, much better dispersion across all frequencies. Combine that with the clean reproduction of the instrument's tone from the amp or through a DI, and bass players often "hear the pickup" more than the average guitarist would. If you're not rolling tone all the way down, you're probably going to hear differences easily.
     
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    Good pickups enhance a bass.
    I have Lollars ,Vintage Fender, Reissue Fender, Tom Brantley.
    Tom Brantley and Kelly Barber rewinds.
     
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