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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 27, 2001 at 16:07:46:

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.

You're really kind of running up against an *inherent* limitation of the P-Bass (as opposed to more recent basses); there's only so much that you can get out of the one pickup that it has.

Putting an active pickup in your P-Bass *will* improve the tone to some degree, but it's *not* going to have the same tonal flexibility that your Spector does; if you can deal with that, you should have a good-sounding bass! :-)

Hope that helps!


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