FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Amplified Parts


Musician's Friend

Guitar Center

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Antique Electronics Supply


Apex Tube Matching

WD Music

Jensen Loudspeakers


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder



Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Lefty P-Bess PU Question

Contributing Member

So. Cal. USA

Jan 30th, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is there a difference in the pickup between a right and left handed P-Bess? My first PU swap in a left handed P-Bass is coming to my bench soon.

It's a '68 (original) and the owner, friend and former band mate wants a hotter fuller richer PU. I personally like the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound PU and have one in my personal P-Bass. I'm thinking of going that route in the '68.

He was considering adding a J-Bass PU and I talked him out of it. I would not route a new PU cavity in a vintage bass or guitar anyway.

Lefties or others? comments?



Bass is the place . . .
Jan 31st, 2017 07:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

While I'm no expert, I don't think there would be any difference.

The two parts of the typical P bass pickup should go equally easily into a righty or a lefty.

FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Lefty P-Bess PU Question

Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:

Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2018 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved