The Type 4A PE Bass is a replacement pickup for 4-String Fender Precision Basses, and other P-basses. These utilize Alnico V Rectangle magnet's and are built by hand to provide the highest quality available for P-bass.
Tonally similar to the Type 1 PE Bass but utilizes larger 1/4" Alnico V pole pieces.
This pickup is intended for 19.00mm spacing measured over the pickup.
Please check the physical size of the pickups you want to replace to make sure the replacements fit properly.
- Length = 2.20"(56mm) Width = 1.08"(28mm)
Aero does not provide screws with their pickups. If you need pickup screws, you can get them on the Pickup Screws page.
Something different and potent for your P-bass
By Jeff from on 4/15/2017
This 4A model is a departure from the traditional design. I wanted a bit more direct attack from having just one magnet pole under each string. Kind of like the older single-coil P-bass design, but this fits in the newer style pickup routs and cancels hum. It gives a great percussive attack with a pick - nice for Rockabilly. Also plenty of "boom" on tap for fingerstyle and thumb playing and I've never really had any issues getting heard in a mix.
The classic "burpy" low-mid split-coil P-bass voicing is not really there - this may not be the best choice for a traditional purist. I would strongly recommend Aeros to anyone looking for something more responsive and less of a one trick pony in a passive pickup, and this model if you're looking for a more single-coil type "bite".