For wax potting/remagnetizing, lead wire changes or magnet swaps, please allow 2 weeks. For rewinds & repairs, please allow 4 weeks.
Once your order is placed, please print out the invoice that is emailed to you and ship it in with your pickup to:
5427 Hollister Ave,
Santa Barbara, CA
We are passionate about quality so we ask for your patience while we craft your pickup. Depending on the nature of your order, it may take up to six weeks for delivery.
Posted by Alan Ace Cooper on 6th Feb 2017
I have tried many 51 P Bass, Single Coil style pickups for my 2 Early 50s styled Precision Basses. I have tried the SCPB-3, SCPB-2 Hot, SCPB-1, SCPB Antiquity and a Lindy Fralin Spilt Coil. Although I still have the Antiquity in one bass, because it best suits the bass I have it in, the clearcut winner for volume and sonic clarity is the 51 Stacked. Unlike the Fralin, the 51 Stacked maintains the intended tone of its Single Coil P Bass heritage. The tones are clear and articulate and it has plenty of warm bass, girthy mids and good upper end sparkle, without it ever sounding shrill. The tones are pleasing throughout the entire sweep of the tone control and at every level on the volume control.
The 4 conductor wiring option is a great luxury! When utilizing a 2 way switch or push/pull option, the 51 Stacked still gives up the goods in it's dual coil or single coli modes. Your early 50s P will "Still" sound like an early 50's P. Many of the other Split Coil Single Coil models create more of a modern P Bass tone, which to me, misses the point of having a 50s styled P Bass. I tip my hat to the RD personnel at Seymour Duncan, for "Keeping It Real". I am very, very pleased and impressed!
If you really want to hear this pickup go. I encourage you to purchase or YouTube The Police Reunion Tour, "Live In Buenos Aires" and hear Sting run the pickup through it's paces.