Seymour Duncan SPB Split Coil Pickups



Split Coil Humcancelling Vintage P-Bass Pickup
Size/Purchasing Option  4-String
P-Bass Steve Harris
$75.00 - $89.00
$75.00 - $89.00

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SPB-1 Vintage Split Coil Configuration

In 1957, Leo Fender changed the Precision Bass™ guitar pickup to a two coil system wired together to eliminate interference hum. He also used two pole pieces for each string to capture the greater string excursion of the bass guitar. This pickup delivers the distinctive smooth output, increased treble and full midrange of the original.

Classic dual coil P-Bass, circa '57-'62.


  • Length = 2.20"(56mm) Width = 1.08"(28mm)

SPB-2 Hot Split Coil Configuration

Just like the SPB-1, but with extra windings on the coils for musicians who want more output and greater low end response for a fuller sound. The two coils are wired in a humbucking mode to eliminate interference hum.

Pickup cover included.

Warm, ultra fat and punchy.


  • Length = 2.20"(56mm) Width = 1.08"(28mm)

SPB-3 Quarter Pounder Configuration

This Precision pickup is for musicians who want maximum output and extended frequency range. Large quarter-inch wide pole pieces expand the magnetic field and extend the frequency range from low to high end for a fat, full, punchy sound with midrange presence. The Seymourized ™ design balances the coils with the magnets for great sustain and harmonics. Pickup cover included. High output with lots of clarity and high-end punch.


  • Length = 2.25"(57.15mm) Width = 1.09"(27.7mm)

SPB-4 Steve Harris Split Coil Configuration

The SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature P-Bass pickup uses Alnico 5 rod magnets and a unique vintage-hot coil wind that delivers a forceful sound with pushed midrange but tight bass and treble response. Measuring in at 13k DC resistance, the SPB-4 is more dynamic and sensitive to Steve's unique two finger playing style and drives the preamp section of an amplifier hard without clipping.

The SPB-4 can be used alone in standard Precision bass setup or paired with an STK-J2b Hot Stack for Jazz for noise-free and unrelenting tone. Or, try an SJB-3b Quarter Pound for Jazz in the bridge for the ultimate bass assault.

For Steve's sound use a bass made with an Alder body and Maple neck. The tone will be just as fierce with an Ash body or Rosewood fretboard.


  • Length = 2.20"(56mm) Width = 1.08"(28mm)

Please Note: Seymour Duncan supplies chrome pickup screws with their pickups. If you require black or gold screws, we carry them on our pickup screws page.

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Question: Where Can I Buy a Seymour Duncan SPB Split Coil Pickup?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at or chatting with our Bass Techs


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Pick-up and knob
By Etienne Bolduc
Wonderfull shipping.
Very fast.
Your are in my favorite seller.
Thank you
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P/J QP setup
By Daniel
I am hoping to get a handle on these - great output, balanced tonal response, but paired with the Bartolini 4.5 A/P I feel there's a lack of warmth. I will certainly continue to futz around with these, which I have in a P/J setup on an 80s Fender Jazz Special, but I suspect that these pups would be at their best with a simple passive setup - perhaps with a pair of Tonestylers.
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By Matt
Thanks guys the quarter pounders have bought a new life to my 78 P bass!! sounds amazing, thanks again!
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Bass Player
By Glenn
Bought my first Precision Bass, a used USA, and the pickup kept cutting out. After reading reviews of various pickups, I chose the SPB-2 as a replacement. I don't know what a stock P-Bass is supposed to sound like, but mine sounds great with the SPB-2. Quick service from, AND free shipping! Happy customer.
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Duncan SPB-2
By ronald mcmillon
I love this pick up because its not just bass, nor just midrange, I'd say It's right in the middle of the spectrum in re guard to the spb1 and the quarter pound, my idea about a pick up or approach is to be in the middle this way I can go darker if I want or go brighter, without being limited to one or the other, listen to the instrument it will tell you where to go to achieve what your looking for.
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By Adam Ralph
Very pleased with SD. I have this paired with a vintage J and the sound is very nice. Both are running through a bartolini 3 band pre and are quite excellant sounding. nice suprise :)
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By Dean Perry
Classic tone that I was shooting for. There are a lot of vintage style pickups out there, but what you get for your money with the Seymour Duncan is what brings me back every time.