SEYMOUR DUNCAN QUARTER POUND SPB-3 BASS LINE VS STOCK SQUIER P-BASS Pickups

The Quarter Pound SPB-3 is advertised as Seymour Duncan’s “most popular” bassline pickup,  catered towards a more modern and rock style.

Pretty much a safe bet for “pimping up” a cheap Squier California series P-Bass.

As I am primarily an electric guitar player that has “on and off” dreams of being able to play the bass, this review will mainly focus on comparisons to the stock pickup.

SPECS

Stock Squier

Measured DC – 12.05 K ohms

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Quarter Pound SPB-3

Measured DC – 11.52 K ohms

Alnico Magnet Oversized Rods

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The Quarter Pound seems to reduce some mid range, but has a nice firm grind in the lower mids. The top end also have some pronounced extension, emphasing “clang” with an overall biting quality. These are qualities one normally would not associate, or desire, for a traditional p-bass sound, but for harder playing styles, they fit right in.

The Stock Squiers, althou adequate for getting the job done, are just a bit too muddy in comparison.

Comparison Clip 

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