The Seymour Duncan SPB-3 is a force to be reckoned with, as it is a “quarter pounder” split-coil.
This is a popular pickup upgrade for P-Bass owners because of its loud-and-good output combined with extended frequency range due to its quarter-inch-wide pole pieces. After using the SPB-3, you will quickly realize that the wider poles do legitimately punch up your tone and are not just for show. This pickup has also been carefully voiced to keep a P-Bass sounding like a proper P-Bass.
Do these usually sell out quick? Typically, yes they do, but we can get them for you. All you have to do is ask (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notes about this video:
Both pick and fingerstyle play is featured in this video.
At the 3:15 mark, the author of the video explains why this particular pickup upgrade for the P-Bass is important. In particular, if you are a Jazz Bass player and never really liked the P-Bass because it just didn’t have the tonal character you were looking for, the SPB-3 may just make you a believer in the P.