I just lost my snob card...

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I just lost my snob card...

Post by T-Dub » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:17 pm

Wow.

So I recently bought a lovely USA Fender Precision locally. The guy had replaced the pickups and had put some Seymour Duncans in.

I loved the tone I got, growly as hell, excellent.
He said the pickups were spb-1's, and I thought cool, they sound great.
SPB-1's are meant to be vintage voiced of course. I got it home, and I thought about getting this P to be the best it can be, so I swapped out the pickguard for a black one (the bass in Candy Apple Red, so good with black!) and swapped the NP4's out of my Warwick and stuck them in the P Bass.

I took it to practice and though it sounded excellent, the grind that had caught my ear was missing.

So today I decided to change it back to how they were originally, the NP4 in the Warwick, and the Seymour Duncan in the Precision. When I was changing it over, I read the product code on the back of the SD's which read "SPB-3"; these were Quarter Pounders!

I had avoided them like the plague until now, and I felt kinda blow away. NP4's sound excellent of course I was stunned how much I loved the Quarter Pounders! They're two very different tones which I'm really pleased with. Not too surprised though as I quite like more modern tones but hate active electronics.

So I've had to hand in my snob card, overall I like the Quarter Pounders more than the NP4's!

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Re: I just lost my snob card...

Post by pins » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:33 pm

Sometimes we must all eat our words when it comes to such things, :D ,so did you try the Warwick with the Quarter Pounders in the first swap ?

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Re: I just lost my snob card...

Post by T-Dub » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:07 am

Yeah, the Warwick is the King with them in.
I'm happy either way, both pickups sound fantastic to to me, just different.

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Re: I just lost my snob card...

Post by timi » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:57 pm

Quater Pounders are cool in a P Bass. Even though they sound fatter and more modern than most other pickups, it still sounds like a P Bass.

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Re: I just lost my snob card...

Post by ryanmaiden » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:58 pm

I put the quarter pounders in my spare parts P bass, and I've never looked back. They sound choice with flats as well.
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Re: I just lost my snob card...

Post by irvinz » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:02 pm

nice stuff tony. quarter pounds is what i have in my spare pickup box :) the go to pickups if my antiquities are not at hand!
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