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Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups  

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Basslines SPB-3 Quarter-Pound P Bass pickups have 1/4" wide poles. This pickup draws forth full, fat, and punchy tone from your electric bass....Read More

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Maximum output, extended frequency range.

Basslines SPB-3 Quarter-Pound P Bass pickups have 1/4" wide poles. This pickup draws forth full, fat, and punchy tone from your electric bass.


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BasslinesSPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups
 
4.8

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sounding pick up, great price!

Bottom line is that these pick up's sound great. I put them on my Fender P bass and it sounds better than ever now. I can get huge bottom end and Clear highs and...Read complete review

Bottom line is that these pick up's sound great. I put them on my Fender P bass and it sounds better than ever now. I can get huge bottom end and Clear highs and mids. My bass is a lot more punchy now and for the price you will not find a better pick up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The best passive P-bass pickups available

i've had these pups in three different p-bases now, a 1980's pawnshop p-bass copy, a 2005 highway one, and a 2000 american p. all of them sound better without losing the character...Read complete review

i've had these pups in three different p-bases now, a 1980's pawnshop p-bass copy, a 2005 highway one, and a 2000 american p. all of them sound better without losing the character of the instrument itself. more output (dial back the volume to keep your SVT clean). fat-but-still-round tone that cuts and punches at the same time. totally reasonable price. none of the battery-related hassle of active pickups.if you've ever wondered why your bass doesn't sound like the ones you hear on your records, it's because you don't have these pickups and guys like steve harris, scott shifflett and jay bentley do.no laser beams or anything.there's a reason everybody owns a bass with these in it. good magnets, consistent winding, quality workmanship. decent gauge leads although nothing to write home about. but the instructions deserve 5 stars alone.there is certainly nothing better for the same amount of money or less; that deserves five stars as far as i'm concerned.

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5.0

Excellent

By Me

from Somewhere in Florida

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

    For anyone trying to decide between these and the 62 fender reissues, I too had difficulty. I have 1 P Bass with the Fender 62 reissues which are nice for the vintage sound, and now 1 with these quarter pounders, which you can also get the vintage sound with by dialing back the volume, and I love the extra kick with these. I used a .1uf 200v K40Y-9 VINTAGE Paper in Oil Russian Capacitor on my tone pot and am very happy. My only complaint, and it's minimal, is that I had to use extra padding under these so they would set right in my pickguard. My personal opinion is that if you want the vintage tone and want versatilty, get these!

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    (0 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    wrong pickup

    By BRADLEY CLARK

    from San Antonio, tx

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Not As Shown In Picture

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

    The pickups sent to me said "Seymour Duncan" on the cover, as this pickup has been changed by the manufacturer. As I am not Seymour Duncan, I had to send them back to MF. Another example of the photo of the item not matching the actual item, has happened before.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You WILL be heard!

    By Toomanyguitars

    from Long Island,New York

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not For Wimp Rock
    • Not Subtle

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Live On Stage
    • Practicing

    Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

    I put these pickups into a cheapo sx ursa that I completely gutted as the stock electronics are garbage.The first set I got were D.O.A. and did not work at all.M.F. was great about it and sent me out a new set strait away.This time everything was A-OK and I plugged in the bass to try them out.You will not believe the sound that comes from these quarter pound pickups.Powerful cutting low and midrange that will cut through any mix and keep up with ANY drummer.These pups are the answer to anyone who thinks that they need a "bit more" because the rock band that they're in is really loud and they feel they're getting "drowned out".Trust me that will no longer be an issue.These truly are "rock and roll" pickups,and the ONLY downside I could see is if you wanted a more classic bass tone for softer styles and/or "pop" music.You would have to roll down your volume and work with your EQ to achieve that "old 60's p-bass" tone.But for rock,punk, and heavy metal these pickups sound absolutely amazing.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound

    By Tarzan

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Large

    Best Uses

      Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

      These pickups are perfect! Great modern rock tone and clarity. Really picks up the punch and dynamics of the strings. The only negative is that they are a hair larger than the stock pickups which makes the pickguard very difficult to fit back on over it. And once you do get it back on, it makes adjusting the pickups via mounting screws more difficult as well. But overall, I recommend these to anyone with a P-Bass.

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      5.0

      Personal favorite in the bass pick-ups

      By RW65

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

          I love these pups. I have put them in most of my basses.Quality and price are the best, but lets talk about tone, since that is subjective.For a mellow, pleasing bassey type of smooth, with no distortion overtones (or phase type wah effect like some of the foreign made pups) then these are what you would be looking for.Simple old fashion tone,but modernly made.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sounding pick up, great price!

          By Chris

          from Florence Ontario, Canada

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Look Good
          • Sound Great
          • Well built

          Cons

          • Have Not Found Any Yet

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Recording

          Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

          Bottom line is that these pick up's sound great. I put them on my Fender P bass and it sounds better than ever now. I can get huge bottom end and Clear highs and mids. My bass is a lot more punchy now and for the price you will not find a better pick up.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Favorite P-Bass Pickup

          By Ronnie D

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Mid-range
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Low-end Clarity
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Not For Every Style

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Rock

          Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

          These pickups come standard on the Fender Mark Hoppus P-Bass. I recently came into possession of a 2003 Mark Hoppus bass (before the pickup was reverse wound), and I have to say that it quickly became my favorite bass because of the pickup. Comparing it to my Standard P-Bass, this pickup has such a higher level of attack and mid-range than the stock Fender one. I also like that it takes away some of the flatness I was experiencing on my E string (when I was using Ernie Ball Power Slinkys). Overall, this pickup is great for the rock genre and has a nice pop when playing slap, though I feel like it lacks the versatility to play other types of music. Definitely a good purchase for anyone looking to get that gritty rock tone from their P-Bass.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Put Your P-Bass on Steroids!

          By Sgtdawg17

          from Lafayette, LA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

              My main bass is a Music Man Stingray 4HH, and being an active bass with two big humbuckers, it has some serious output. When I got a Fender P-bass (passive), I thought it sounded weak in comparison. With this pickup, I don't have have to make any volume adjustments on my amp when switching basses. It's like my p-bass is on steroids! Serious punch on the A-string, and a major improvement!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I don't know why I waited so long!

              By MS865104185

              from Oklahoma

              Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

              I really can't believe I'm this satisfied-it's amazing! I'm buying another set for my Ibanez!
              I bought these to get a better tone from my 2000 American P. I've had this bass for 10 years and never played it because it sounded like crap! When I finally purchased the SPB's, I couldn't wait to start using them. I installed these babies myself and it could not have been easier with the instructions that came with them. I'm proud to say that my Fender is now my main axe!
              The warm rich tone is worth the price- these babies outperform the crap that came with my p-bass by far!
              Well worth the price! In my mind, they've already paid for themselves

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              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              The best passive P-bass pickups available

              By MS4006401

              from salt lake city

              Comments about Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound P Bass Pickups:

              i've had these pups in three different p-bases now, a 1980's pawnshop p-bass copy, a 2005 highway one, and a 2000 american p. all of them sound better without losing the character of the instrument itself. more output (dial back the volume to keep your SVT clean). fat-but-still-round tone that cuts and punches at the same time. totally reasonable price. none of the battery-related hassle of active pickups.if you've ever wondered why your bass doesn't sound like the ones you hear on your records, it's because you don't have these pickups and guys like steve harris, scott shifflett and jay bentley do.no laser beams or anything.there's a reason everybody owns a bass with these in it. good magnets, consistent winding, quality workmanship. decent gauge leads although nothing to write home about. but the instructions deserve 5 stars alone.there is certainly nothing better for the same amount of money or less; that deserves five stars as far as i'm concerned.

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