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Lay down the low end with the Fender Original 62 P Bass Pickup -- accurate reproductions of the pickups from the 1962 Precision Bass -- used on the A...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-03-2017

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Vintage style, tone, and value!

Lay down the low end with the Fender Original 62 P Bass Pickup -- accurate reproductions of the pickups from the 1962 Precision Bass -- used on the American Vintage '62 P Bass. This split-coil humbucking Fender pickup is made with flush-mounted Alnico V magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and cloth output wires to deliver the big, bad bass and snappy high-end sound that's perfect for any style of music! Would you expect any less from the company that invented the electric bass?

FEATURES
  • Split-coil humbucker
  • Flush-mounted Alnico V magnets
  • Enamel-coated magnet wire

A round, tight bottom, lots of mids, snappy highs, balanced tone, and a fantastic price - what more do you want? Order a set now!

SPECIFICATIONS

Original 1962 P Bass Pickup

  • DC resistance: 10.5kOhms
  • Inductance: 6.4 henries
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FenderOriginal 1962 P Bass Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SO BRIGHT YOU NEED SHADES!

This is a very bright and very sensitive P-Bass pickup. Bright and sensitive are two words not usually associated with a Fender Precision pickup. I am most impressed with this pickup and it ranks...Read complete review

This is a very bright and very sensitive P-Bass pickup. Bright and sensitive are two words not usually associated with a Fender Precision pickup. I am most impressed with this pickup and it ranks with the best split coil P-Bass pickups I've ever used including WILDE by Bill Lawrence and the legendary Lindy Fralin. This Fender one is actually as good as the Fralin! This Fender pickup has bold up front tone galore, even more than the new Custom Shop 60's Pickup being used in the 2012 American Standard Precision Bass. This one is the same pickup used in the American Vintage 62 Reissue. In the AV 62 RI Fender specifies a 0.10uF capactitor instead of the usual 0.05 that is found in almost all other passive Precision Bass tone circuts. If this pickups sounds far too bright you might try replacing the tone cap with a 0.10uF as that tames some of the brightness. In my case I use it with a 0.05 and just let the upper mids soar! If I was a pick player I'd probably want the 0.10uF cap though. I suggest before changing the capacitor out to try it with the stock 0.05uF cap though since you might like it as much as I do! Glad I tried this one. This comes with the integral baseplace wiring harness and I do not suggest putting it in anything but a FENDER PRECISION BASS as you are going to run into compatibility issues with the baseplate not fitting anything but Fender Precision Basses or you'll have to modify the pickup cavity.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed...

Wanted to upgrade the electronics in my '11 american p-bass. Before having them installed I tried two other basses with this pickup in it and they sounded nice. When I got my bass...Read complete review

Wanted to upgrade the electronics in my '11 american p-bass. Before having them installed I tried two other basses with this pickup in it and they sounded nice. When I got my bass back from the tech the pickups were very noisy and thin sounding. The color the stock pickups had was gone and the bass now sounded cheap. I ended up putting the stock back in and am happier now. I'm disappointed because I'd expect more from fender, may the pickup be custom shop or not. Probably a good upgrade for a squier or a mexican fender but didn't improve my american standard.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worked great.

By The dude

from Vorginia Beach

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

    I used these along with a fender pick guard, fender knobs and a wiring kit to replace the electronics on my 71 p-bass. If you are looking to retain the value of an old guitar you are better off replacing the whole set-up and keeping the original pieces intact. That way if you ever want to restore the original parts it is a painless swap.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Pickup

    By Doc

    from Destin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

      I bought these and installed them on my precision bass and they sound excellent. This is what a classic p bass should sound like! There is a review on here for these pickups that says they sounded good in 2 other basses but when installed in his bass they sounded thin?! It sounds like they were not installed correctly because mine sound great! He also says that they are a good upgrade for a squire or a MIM p bass for but not a USA p bass? Not to knock the reviewer but, after much research from Fender, Talk forums, talking to professional techs, etc. here's reality, I called Fender and they said there aren't any discernible tones or sound differences between the USA and the MIM p basses.
      I just hate for someone to be led astray by a negative review from someone who didn't have them installed properly.
      My advice, get them, have someone who knows how to install them and see for yourself.

       
      5.0

      Great Pickups

      By bassasaruss

      from earth

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      Pros

      • Very Warm Round But Clear

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

          sound great weather youre a round wound or flatwound string user and realy deliver that vintage P Bass Sowund!! highly reccomend!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very happy with my purchase

          By hausc

          from MN

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

            I replaced the stock pickups in my MIM p bass and I am very pleased in the changes in the sound. I looked at videos online for examples of sound quality and can say they were very good examples of what it sounds like in my p bass.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice and quiet

            By AustinElvis

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                I play bass in our worship band at Church. I use a cheap precision bass copy made by Bentley. Using in ear monitoring I always notice a hum and quite a bit of white noise using this bass. After installing the Fender 62' pickups, I found no noise in the in ear monitors. It also gave my bass a fatter bass sound.

                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Favorite Vintage Pickup!

                By YahBoy

                from Malaysia

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                  I replace this pickup for my Squier CV 60's P bass.For my ear, it sound more balance than CV 60 p pickup,exspecially A string sound which i found too huge with CV 60 P before. E string sound more crisp & focus in basswood body now!
                  For somebody said this Fender Original pickup sound thin & tiny after install to their MIM P because those guys DINT have knowledge enough with TONE capasitor.
                  Change the Tone Capacitor ....PLEASE.
                  Use 0.1 uF Paper in OIL capasitor to get Vintage tone.
                  If u guy NOT a vintage tone fans, u can try 0.68uF for smooth Mid tone.
                  If u guy need TIGHT Warm MID,try Orange Drop 0.47uF 225P.

                  Xcellent Pickup if u know how to choose RIGHT capasitor for it.

                  Final word, this pickup CAN make ur cheap bass guitar sound close to Over-Price US-Made Fender stuff!!!

                  (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed...

                  By bassnpete22

                  from Boston, Ma

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                      Wanted to upgrade the electronics in my '11 american p-bass. Before having them installed I tried two other basses with this pickup in it and they sounded nice. When I got my bass back from the tech the pickups were very noisy and thin sounding. The color the stock pickups had was gone and the bass now sounded cheap. I ended up putting the stock back in and am happier now. I'm disappointed because I'd expect more from fender, may the pickup be custom shop or not. Probably a good upgrade for a squier or a mexican fender but didn't improve my american standard.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      1962 P bass Pickups

                      By MarkMann 11

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts

                        Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                        I LOVE these pickups. I have an old MIM P Bass with Bartolinis in them and they were flat. I restored the bass to better than new with these pickups and WOW. Even with flatwound strings the bass just has that classic P bass growl and tremendous tone.

                        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        SO BRIGHT YOU NEED SHADES!

                        By BrotherDave

                        from Albemarle, NC

                        About Me Experienced

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Requires Soldering

                        Best Uses

                        • Live Performance
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                        This is a very bright and very sensitive P-Bass pickup. Bright and sensitive are two words not usually associated with a Fender Precision pickup. I am most impressed with this pickup and it ranks with the best split coil P-Bass pickups I've ever used including WILDE by Bill Lawrence and the legendary Lindy Fralin. This Fender one is actually as good as the Fralin! This Fender pickup has bold up front tone galore, even more than the new Custom Shop 60's Pickup being used in the 2012 American Standard Precision Bass. This one is the same pickup used in the American Vintage 62 Reissue. In the AV 62 RI Fender specifies a 0.10uF capactitor instead of the usual 0.05 that is found in almost all other passive Precision Bass tone circuts. If this pickups sounds far too bright you might try replacing the tone cap with a 0.10uF as that tames some of the brightness. In my case I use it with a 0.05 and just let the upper mids soar! If I was a pick player I'd probably want the 0.10uF cap though. I suggest before changing the capacitor out to try it with the stock 0.05uF cap though since you might like it as much as I do! Glad I tried this one. This comes with the integral baseplace wiring harness and I do not suggest putting it in anything but a FENDER PRECISION BASS as you are going to run into compatibility issues with the baseplate not fitting anything but Fender Precision Basses or you'll have to modify the pickup cavity.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great sounding pups! Cuts thru guitars!

                        By Booger

                        from North Carolina

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                          If you really like the Fender P-Bass you couldn't ask for more from these pups.

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