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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup  

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High output, true single-coil.

The Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound is a single-coil P-Bass pickup recommended for blues, classic rock, garage, heavy rock, classic rock and nu-metal. Developed for the bassist who need the slammin' output of the Hot but with even stronger attack. The 1/4" diameter pole pieces add more string sensitivity than the Hot pickup. The Basslines Quarter-Pound pickup delivers aggressive tonal response with strong bottom end and lots of mids. Also adds tremendous tonal versatility to a single pickup electric bass.


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SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup Specifications:

  • DC Resistance:
  • Bridge: 11.81 k
  • Resonant Peak:
  • Bridge: 4.5 KHz
  • EQ: 6 / 8 / 8 (Treb / Mid / Bass)
  • Magnet: .25" Alnico V Rods
  • Cable: Single Con. PVC
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BasslinesSCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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Great pickup at a good price

I recently bought a used Squier CV 50's Precision and was quite impressed with it overall. The sound with the stock pickup was very good, but having installed Seymour Duncan pickups in...Read complete review

I recently bought a used Squier CV 50's Precision and was quite impressed with it overall. The sound with the stock pickup was very good, but having installed Seymour Duncan pickups in other basses, I thought I'd try this Quarter Pound single coil. It made a good bass even better. This pickup gave an overall hotter signal with a nice smooth response across the spectrum. Single pickup basses are somewhat limited in the range of tones available, but a surprising range of sounds can be dialed in with the tone knob and varying your right hand placement. With the tone knob rolled off a bit I get a good clear tone with strong low end and nice crisp harmonics on top. This pickup adds "color" to my sound that really stands out. I recommend this pickup for any old school single coil bass. You won't be dissapointed, especially at this price.

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not crazy about it

dont like it as much as others. i build my own basses and often experiment with pup brands. i paired this one with a big MM humbucker, and that may be where the...Read complete review

dont like it as much as others. i build my own basses and often experiment with pup brands. i paired this one with a big MM humbucker, and that may be where the problem lies. i use them with a tone/vol/blend switch. on it's own, the tone is passable. it's weak on the higher strings. not bad with blend at dead center but i've found the best tone rolled slightly into the MM...it just blows away the quarter-pounder. it may work well in a single-pup application but dont pair it with a modern, hotter pup...it may as well not be there at all.

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3.0

not crazy about it

By speedcrank

from ma.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Low Output

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

dont like it as much as others. i build my own basses and often experiment with pup brands. i paired this one with a big MM humbucker, and that may be where the problem lies. i use them with a tone/vol/blend switch. on it's own, the tone is passable. it's weak on the higher strings. not bad with blend at dead center but i've found the best tone rolled slightly into the MM...it just blows away the quarter-pounder. it may work well in a single-pup application but dont pair it with a modern, hotter pup...it may as well not be there at all.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Pickup but not for any guitar

By Marco

from Baltimore

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      I pulled the old stratocaster pickup from a 1971 Musicmaster bass and put it in an old stratocaster where it belongs. I bought one of these becasue it was readily available and i didnt want to wait for an antiquity P Bass PU ...as it turns out this was a less than perfect match and the antiquity was worth waiting for. It occurred to me that this would be a great pickup for a homebuild and, or, a custom built instrument, or perhaps to install at the bridge (or neck) in a (regular) P bass for additional tones. a great pickup but not what i wanted.

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      5.0

      Quarter-pound replacement to hot rod an "old hag"

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      This pickup dropped right in the old Hagstrom 1 Kent series bass. I used the Vintage seymour duncan in the neck slot and the QP in the bridge slot. I set up a volume-tone scheme with two off-on rockers, two 250K ohm pots and 1 .047MFD cap. The warmth from this blend is incredible and the characteristics of the old hags neck has given me one sweet instrument. In the future, I may change the scheme to a volume-volume-tone setup like a P bass but for now I'm too psyched with the joy that I've found!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pickup at a good price

      By Sandman

      from Portland, Maine

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      I recently bought a used Squier CV 50's Precision and was quite impressed with it overall. The sound with the stock pickup was very good, but having installed Seymour Duncan pickups in other basses, I thought I'd try this Quarter Pound single coil. It made a good bass even better. This pickup gave an overall hotter signal with a nice smooth response across the spectrum. Single pickup basses are somewhat limited in the range of tones available, but a surprising range of sounds can be dialed in with the tone knob and varying your right hand placement. With the tone knob rolled off a bit I get a good clear tone with strong low end and nice crisp harmonics on top. This pickup adds "color" to my sound that really stands out. I recommend this pickup for any old school single coil bass. You won't be dissapointed, especially at this price.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great replacement pickup for your CV 50's P Bass

      By mick shrimpton

      from Newton Upper Falls, MA

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      Very happy with this purchase. The stock pickup on the Squier Classic Vibe 50's P-Bass is pretty bad, especially considering the extremely high build quality and playability of the bass itself. The Duncan Quarter Pounder is a huge improvement over the stock pickup - MUCH better lower end and much beefier mids. Still kinda noisy, but that's inherent on ALL single coil pickups - part of the charm. Definitely changes the sound of the bass, but does so in a very good way, while still keeping some of the vintage sound. For the price, it's a no brainer. One warning - the wiring diagram that ships with the pickup is different than the wiring on the Squier CV 50's P Bass. Instead of completely modifiying the wiring to match the Duncan diagram, I kept the existing wiring layout and it works fine. Duncan might want to add the wiring diagram for the CV 50's P Bass to its wiring diagram library, since this will be an extremely popular upgrade for this bass.
      Not many features - it's a pickup. It does one thing and does it very well.
      Like all SD pickups, the build quality is great, especially for the price.
      This is a no brainer for upgrading your Squier CV 50's P-Bass.

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      5.0

      Big Improvement

      By Cali

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      Bought one for my Fender Sting P bass. Night and Day difference. You won't regret this purchase.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great pickup, great price!

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      Put one of these into my 50's Vibe Squire P-bass, and wow...what a difference! The mod was super-easy (my first ever PUP mod), and the sound is a marked improvement over the stock PUP.Higher overall volume than the stock Fender PUP, and sounds good played with a pick. It really shines for finger-style players, and I even play some slap with it in my R&B band!My Squire is now my #1 bass with this bad boy installed; I play it much more than my Carvin and Washburn (which has Bartolini soapbars). Highly recommended for upgrading your lower-end bass to a higher-end feel. Thumbs-up!

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      5.0

      Move Out Front!

      By Brother Dave-MLJxZ

      from Albemarle NC

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      The strong point on mine is upper mids and wicked attack. With the Ampeg head set flat, cranking the treble wide open on the instrument itself turns this thing into a flamethrower that will cover up anything anyone else in the band can do! The lows on mine are OK, but not as ?fat? or ?warm? as a standard 2nd generation P-bass. Compared to the VINTAGE SCPB1's 8k and the HOT SCPB2's whopping 14k, the SCPB3 is more in the middle at 12k and it is an edgy compromise. While overwound mine does not sound boomy at all. Maybe you get an upper mid boost too from the larger pole pieces. This is without a doubt the best looking first generation P-bass pickup going at any price and very well made. I set up a '54 P-bass with one and it has been my number 1 player for 2 years. I also have a '51 reissue 2007 model with a custom wound split-coil pickup that is just slightly overwound, but it does not have anything close to the highs that the SD SCPB3 does. So the SCPB3 is a great value, especially if you want a versatile 51 reissue bass that isn't a one-trick-pony at a reasonable price. I don't get booming lows with this pickup and have to go to the custom wound pickup for that, but I do get a very wide range of usable tones and a very good up front tone for solos. This pickup will put the bass in the foreground! This is not a split coil design, so it is subject to RFI. A nearby TV or computer monitor will generate a ton of hum for it, so it isn?t the best studio bass pickup. If it was split coil wound it would be a truly exceptional pickup, but would also cost way more and probably wouldn?t sound the same. Even with the tone rolled completely off playing with a super-thick pick you still get a pick ?clickey? sound so I always play this thing finger-style. I recommend the SCPB3 for gigging, but not for the studio?for finger players, but not pick players?and for players who want every note to be heard, but not for people who lack confidence or skill because any errors or faulty technique will come through loud and clear.

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      5.0

      Fat Funky Tone

      By Matt Allen Man

      from Allendale, MI

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      I got this for I bass I built to model after the 51' P-Bass sound. It has a fat warm tone with a funky feel. Highly Recommended!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Kicks a$$

      By Slimfinger-6QUwo

      from Bangkok, Thailand

      Comments about Basslines SCPB-3 Quarter-Pound Single-Coil P-Bass Pickup:

      After a friend destroyed the stock pup on my Fender P-bass '51 reissue, I took a chance on this as a replacement, and have not been disappointed. In fact it sounds way more solid that the original. I thought it might be muddy, like some overwound pups but the clarity is all there, with more balls. Excellent pickup.One note: On a bass like this you can't slap without risking the low E string getting caught under the lip of the pickup cover. When that happens mid-slap, you make find your pickup ripped into pieces. Solution: don't slap or else slap carefully on a 61 P-bass. Highly recommend the pickup.

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