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Mexican Precision: Upgrade with EMG GZR and Roto flats?

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Ahoy! Now then. Thinking about the above upgrade to a 2018 Player Series Precision. (Like on my icon pic). Have the parts, including a black scratchplate in my shopping basket at Thomann, just waiting to pull the trigger. I would like a beefed-up vintage tone, with the option of growl when required. Had a VM Jazz with rounds on, it was a right clang-fest, hence the change to a P Bass. I have done the usual zillion hours research but would still be very interested to hear from anyone who has done/is thinking of/has an opinion.

In summary: Fitting an EMG Geezer Butler passive PB set into a MIM Precision, with Roto Jazz 77 strings. 

Many thanks for your time, Mark.

 

 

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Hi Mark, I'd initially say yes to both, however, try just changing the strings first. It'll probably get you 90% of the way there and it'll be much cheaper. The player series basses with those Yosemite pickups are really good. 

 

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Yes, the Player pickups are a good improvement on previous MIM pickups. I fully expected to have to swap mine out to make it nearer in sound to my US Precision with CS62s, but found I didn’t need to, all I had to do was lower the hi-mids a tad and it was near enough for gig purposes.

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On 31/07/2020 at 14:11, Jonse said:

Hi Mark, I'd initially say yes to both, however, try just changing the strings first. It'll probably get you 90% of the way there and it'll be much cheaper. The player series basses with those Yosemite pickups are really good. 

 

I agree. The GZR is a perfectly good pickup and the super easy install is a bonus, but it certainly didn't blow me away when I tried it. I wouldn't consider it a necessary upgrade to a p-bass which already has a pretty decent pickup in it.

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