Our Pegcity-P-Bass pickups are a P-Bass set wound with Heavy Formvar wire and use Alnico 5 Magnets. The voicing is designed to have a clear and open tone with harmonically rich dynamics. The sound is a true blend of vintage and modern voicing which will provide a very versatile sounding pickup for any musical situation.
42 awg Heavy Formvar wire
Alnico 5 magnets
Wax potted for quiet operation
This is my 3rd Pegcity Pickup this year alone (others are their dogear P90, & Ec-401 esquire), & i highly recommend them as a pickup brand. Kris delivers excellent products, & above all a customer service.
His P-bass pickup is what i've heard in countless songs, & other vintage 50s, 60s, 70s pbasses i've had the chance to play from friends, & in my repair service center. This set is in my main parts pbass, after years of working with a duncan Hot pbass, which replaced their 1/4 pounders (both of which were too hot for my growth in music. The 1/4 overloaded my signal, & the hot had choked mids), the Pegcity pbass pickup goes anywhere a session bassist needs going. Reggae, pop, funk, metal, jazz, punk, etc. Its got you covered! A pickup that lets YOU, the player, do the talking. It can be as smooth or as aggressive as you want/need it in different approaches (pick, fingerstyle, slap/pop).
To me Pegcity Pickups deliver all the tone i'm looking for, at a great price, & as a fellow Canadian, i'm proud to support em :)
If you're looking at a standard pickup, like a P, once you hit a certain level of build quality I don't think you can say one is better or worse than another, just different flavours. What I will say is that the last two pickups that lived in my main bass have been a Fralin and an Aguilar, and I can say that the Pegcity is easily on their level.
Where this pickup really stands out for me is it's dynamics. It is crazy responsive to your playing to the point that I have to be more mindful. Where the Aguilar pickup would smooth things over and I could get away being a bit sloppy at times, the Pegcity reveals my flaws and forces me to tighten up a bit. Again - this isn't a pro or a con, it's just different.
At the end of the day, this is a high quality P-bass pickup that is going to do what you want it to. From Motown thump to grindy punk, it gives you enough to work with that you can dial in whatever you want.
Combine all that with a fair price for a pickup from a Canadian builder, and this is a solid win for me. I'm very happy to have this in my bass and look forward to seeing what else Pegcity has to offer!