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    Sorry, all my basses still have their original PUPs, so can't help you with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TobiasMan View Post
    Sorry, all my basses still have their original PUPs, so can't help you with this.
    What do you prefer? J-style? P-style? Soapbar? Any brands you prefer?


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    Bartolinis on my MTD/Tobias basses, a piezo on my NXT and original Fender PUPs on the Precision bass.
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    Eden WT500, WTX1000N & WP100, QSC PL230
    Eden D410XLT, D410XST, 215, Fender Bassman 10

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    I agree with TM. It is a hard question. I do not llike the P/J arrangement, but this is just a question of esthetics. My skills with a soddering iron and my bank balance don't really lend them selves to swapping out a set of PUPs on one of the basses to try something else. If I ever get there, though I may be tempted to swap out the original Fenders on teh Jazz for a set Nordstrands.

    Brian

    PS Folks may be interested in the following review :http://www.jazzbassparts.com/pickups...z-bass-pickups

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian_primrose View Post
    PS Folks may be interested in the following review :http://www.jazzbassparts.com/pickups...z-bass-pickups
    Nice review! Thanks for the find.


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    I personally feel that the pickups you choose is an individual choice. Depending on the sound you want to attain. I don't care for the ones that come stock in mass produced basses. I have 3 basses now each a form of a precision bass but each with its own sound. I have a 94 MIM P with active EMG PAX pickups in it. I use this mosty for hard rock/progressive rock. I have a 2012 Squier P wim passive EMG GZR's in it which I use for play old style metal. Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult etc. Then I have my Crackercaster 456 with Nordstrand pickup in it I use mostly for blues.

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    The best precision bass pickup I've ever tried is the Klein Epic '62 P bass pickup. It sounds exactly like the bass tone on Santana's "Oye Como Va." Rich, resonant low mids . . .

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    Thanks for the recomendation. I had not heard of these before.
    Brian

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