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This is what a Seymour Duncan SPB-3 bass pickup sounds like in a Fender Precision Bass

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 sales@bestbassgear.com).

Video demo

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.

2 thoughts on “This is what a Seymour Duncan SPB-3 bass pickup sounds like in a Fender Precision Bass

  1. I have a Squire with Quarter Pounders that I bought here over a year ago and they sound great. I also have an American P bass but still prefer the Squire sound. Also, can I really play bass if Patrick Hunter plays like that (great envy expressed)? Thanks for the video.

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