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Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup  

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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...Read More

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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 33 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

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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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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5.0

Great Pickups

By bassasaruss

from earth

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very happy with my purchase

      By hausc

      from MN

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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        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.

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Favorite Vintage Pickup!

            By YahBoy

            from Malaysia

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            Ask me a question

            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!!!

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              (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Disappointed...

              By bassnpete22

              from Boston, Ma

              About Me Professional Musician

              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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (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.

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                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    SO BRIGHT YOU NEED SHADES!

                    By BrotherDave

                    from Albemarle, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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.

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                    5.0

                    Great sounding pups! Cuts thru guitars!

                    By Booger

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Experienced

                    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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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Quick Easy Upgrade for your P-Bass

                      By Willy

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

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                      Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                      What can I say, it's a Precision Bass Pickup... Removing the pickguard was a snap, and you need minimal soldering skills to install it yourself... 13 pickguard screws, 4 pickup screws, and a couple of snips with wire cutters and the old one is out...
                      Really, you can't beat this pickup at this price...

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      2007 American Precision Re-Vamp

                      By 294906028

                      from Motor City

                      Comments about Fender Original 1962 P Bass Pickup:

                      Good sounding pickups thru my Ampeg SVT Classic/1540HE Rig. To Hollow sounding thru my solid state practice rig. They are a good sounding pickup upgrade, but not the best.
                      Straight forward design with two-wire install. Good output.
                      Wish they American made. One pole was irregular looking. Pickup covers were scratched up.
                      Good upgrade for the least amount of bucks.

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