Vintage ’61 P Bass


Straight ahead classic ‘P’ tone.

Rounded bottom end warmth with supreme mid range detail.

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An absolute classic pickup design which is built to the exacting standard of the original it is based on, what needs to be said about our P-Bass pickup other than plug it in and play?! If you want the warmth and fat groove of this classic instrument but with the original vintage flavour then look no further. However these pickups carry a warning – your other Basses might not get a look in after upgrading with our Vintage P-Bass Pickup, as many bassists believe – they got it right first time! As traditionally, one bobbin is Reverse Wound to give this classic Split-coil pickup its meaty humbucking tone.



  • Hand Bevelled, Vintage Staggered Alnico 5 Magnets
  • Handwound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • Vintage Spec – Output 11.2k
  • Vintage Cloth Hook-up wire
  • Black Fibreboard Bobbins dipped in Nitrocellulose
  • Pickups Wax Potted to reduce Microphonic Feedback


Listen to the Vintage ’61 P Bass Pickups


Delivery By default all of our pickups are shipped with Royal Mail who we find to be excellent both within the UK and Internationally. Their rates enable us to offer prices that are very reasonable for our customers and the timeframe is great for the vast majority of countries. We find that, once despatched, Royal Mail tend to take 1 working day within the UK, 2/3 working days within the EU, 4/5 working days to North America and Worldwide. These are guidelines and of course some countries differ and the level of ‘officiousness’ in customs departments differs massively worldwide. If ordering from a country which is notorious for taking a while to process imported goods (we can think of a few!) please build this into your expectation on the timeframe after despatch. How long will it take to make? As a small pickup maker handmaking within an extremely busy workshop we expect to complete all pickups sets within 16-20 working days (Relic’ed orders 5 days longer). We sometimes work quicker than those timeframes and we’ll always endeavour to finish your pickups as quick as we are able to of course. We can sometimes process a rush order if you have an upcoming, important concert or perhaps if you are buying for a relative’s birthday etc - feel free to message and we’ll always see what we can do.