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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
 
4.9

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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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

SEAFOAM GREEN PBASS PROJECT.

By Brett

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great price on a great pickup. Seymour Duncan. What else can I say?

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5.0

YES i would buy again

By Brenno

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Used these to replace EMG selects in my Washburn. The EMG I thought would be good, but they were muddy, the 1/4 pounders gave me punch & clarity w/ much less noise. Seymour Duncan's rock. If you want to go passive, you cant beat SD.

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5.0

Absolute must have Fender P Bass !!!

By pbass13

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I have been playing professionally for 40+ years, and would not have a pbass without quarter pounders.

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    5.0

    Makes your P-Bass come alive

    By Josh Lucien

    from Houghton, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I bought these for my Fender MIM P-Bass. Lovely instrument, but I felt that Fender cut corners with the stock pickups, and they sounded particularly muddy with my alder body and rosewood fretboard. Installation was a breeze, and I can say I've never been more satisfied with a guitar pickup in my life. These QPs are possibly the most balanced and versatile pickups I've had the pleasure of playing. Some think that these are "high output" pickups, but that wasn't my experience at all (try the Seymour Duncan Hot pickups for P-Bass if you want that ballsy, roaring midrange). You can roll off the volume a tick or two and the QPs sound delightfully vintage - open, with a warm midrange growl. Bass was tight and full, not boomy or overpowering. Treble tone was articulate without sounding harsh. I used to have to mangle my amp controls to get good tone...now I can get an amazing variety of tones from my P-Bass (jazz, funk, classic/hard rock) just by manipulating the volume and tone on my axe. It's transformed my bass into an amazing machine, and it's an absolute joy to play now.

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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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          (1 of 2 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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          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

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            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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                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.

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                (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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