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Posted by El Pájaro on April 27, 2001 at 17:01:39:

In Reply to: ACTIVE??? posted by Pete on April 27, 2001 at 14:32:30:

: I play an active spector bass but have recently picked up a Fender Precision.
: I'm finding that the Fender has a great low end but is a bit "Hollow" sounding. There just isn't any cut through the mix growl I get with my spector.

: Would anyone recommend I replace the stock P-pickups with active? or should I install a J-pickup (if that's possible)?
: OR should I suck it up and learn to appreciate the sound as is?

: Any advice would be great. I've been playing a while, but I'm as techy as a rubber band.

: Pete

Yo Pete,
If I could afford it, I'd keep the P-Bass AND the other, more modern sounding axe. If you're used to the sound of modern basses, the P will sound dull indeed in comparison, no question. But that "thump" could be exactly what a special song needs, or what a producer/bandleader wants to hear at one particular time, so I think keeping the P as it is may get you work in the long run. Just a thought. Buena suerte and keep that bass up front in the mix,

El Pájaro

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