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14 years ago
Originally posted by Dix Custom Spector with one passive Dimarzio “Model P” pickup – It’s no secret I’ve never liked Fender Precisions. I hate the feel with a passion and tone reminds me of the bottom of the Mississippi in New Orleans. Why everybody and his brother-in-law with a rock record in the 70’s played one I have no clue. The best thing Larry Dimarzio ever did was make a decent pickup for it. Finally the Precision got a decent rock tone. Back when Spector wasn’t quite so huge you could get one custom-made and actually get it BEFORE you retire. I shipped them a Dimarzio Model P and they routed one of their bodies for it and no tone control, volume only. (One of the originals designed by Ned Steinberger – just a tad smaller than the current “NS”-line offerings) San Francisco doesn’t have earthquakes that rock as hard as this thing. The midrange is just plain rips your face off.
Originally posted by DrGroove ebozz makes a good point - the stock pickups on the fender models, even the inexpensive ones, sound pretty good, and may be all you need for your studio.
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