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Active electronics to supercharge your P-Bass!
Basslines' APB-2 Lightnin' Rods are active replacement pickups that will energize your Fender P Bass with fat, present tone and warm, woody mids. The Lightin' Rods pickup's vintage looks hide a modern preamp. The fully discrete, ultra-quiet single-battery preamp delivers low-impedance output with excellent dynamic range and provides up to 2,000 hours of continuous battery life. A direct replacement, the APB-2 pickups require no instrument modifications. Basslines includes a wiring diagram, mounting hardware, pots, and battery clip with the Lightnin' Rods active pickups.
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Comments about Basslines APB-2 Lightnin' Rods Active Replacement Pickup for Fender P Bass:
I should have known better. No modifications required. There's no place for a 9V battery to go underneath the pots, so I had to grind a little slot for it to fit in. The pickups were a little too big for the stock (preCBS) pickguard holes. The pots are a little too short for the original knobs to grip very well. Other than that, they sound really good. They replaced a set of Dimarzio P-bass (passive) pickups. I used to never touch the tone knob (it didn't seem to do much before), but now I find myself tweaking it a lot. I also find that I have to turn down the volume pot if I switch from finger style to popping. This is a very good product overall, but I was very upset when trying to install them and finding out that some minor modifications were in fact needed. None that anybody would ever see, so I suppose I shouldn't care?
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